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