Designated a Unesco Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts, the ancient city of Kanazawa is the birthplace of "Kanazawahaku," the centuries-old craft of gold and silver leaf. At Gold Leaf Sakuda you'll see how this precious foil is made and its myriad uses in everything from glass to pastry. And in this important center for the traditional crafts of Japan, you'll discover beautiful Kanazawa lacquer ware, delicate Kutani porcelain— made here since the 17th century. You will also find Kaga-Yuzen silk dyeing, used to create the delicate patterns on silk kimonos, and the classic art of Wagashi confections. All are skillfully handcrafted using age-old techniques.


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