Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art is located next to Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan. The museum houses many old Japanese artworks, most of which were originally owned by the Maeda family, lords of the Kaga domain (present day Ishikawa Prefecture). A pair of incense burners in the form of near-life-size pheasants, part of the permanent exhibition, are said to be the work of Nonomura Ninsei, a ceramic artist active around the 17th century. The male pheasant is designated a National Treasure and the female an Important Cultural Property. A type of porcelain produced in this region, Kutani-yaki, is regarded as the best colored patterned porcelain in Japan, and old pieces are highly valued worldwide. At the museum, works of the major Kutani-yaki kilns are displayed in chronological order, starting with the great old pieces.
- 2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
- Admission Fee
- 350 yen (permanent exhibition)
- New Years holidays, maintenance period'
- [Bus]JR Kanazawa Stn./Bus/20-min. ride/Hirosaka Stop/5-min. walk
- KANAZAWA KOKUSAI HOTEL Tourist Information Offices KANAZAWA KOKUSAI HOTEL
- Kanazawa Station Tourist Information Center Tourist Information Offices Kanazawa Station Tourist Information Center
- Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Tourist Information Offices Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel
- Traditional Art & Craft of Ishikawa Museums Traditional Art & Craft of Ishikawa
- Nagamachi Buke Yashiki District Historic Towns Nagamachi Buke Yashiki District
- Kenrokuen Garden Japanese Gardens & Parks Kenrokuen Garden
- Kanazawa lacquerware Look for Traditional Crafts Kanazawa lacquerware
- Kaga Yuzen Look for Traditional Crafts Kaga Yuzen