Traditional Art & Craft of Ishikawa

Ishikawa, Chubu

Ishikawa Prefecture has been called the Kingdom of Craft, and many traditional crafts have been preserved here, including dyed goods known as Kaga-yuzen, Wajima-nuri lacquer ware, and Kutani-yaki porcelain. Ishikawa Kenritsu Dento Sangyo Kogeikan (The Ishikawa Prefectural Traditional Industrial Art Hall) exhibits 1,400 items covering 34 of the 36 types of traditional craft found in the Prefecture. These exhibits include products and production processes, raw materials, and tools. Displays of items such as woodwork, lacquer ware, porcelain, dyed fabrics and bamboo crafts show visitors the skills passed down by craftsmen over the generations and made possible by the natural environment of this area. Displays in the Hall provide the visitor with a systematic view of different products that are the culmination of the work of Ishikawa crafts people.


1-1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Admission Fee
250 yen
3rd Thursday of each month (Apr.-Nov.), Thursdays (Dec.-Mar.), New Years holidays
[Bus]JR Kanazawa Stn. / Bus / 15-min. ride / Dewamachi Bus Stop / 1-min. walk

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