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Gold Leaf Handicraft

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A remarkable 99% of the gold leaf produced in Japan is made in Kanazawa. The climate and skilled technology in Kanazawa were well suited to metal foil production. The thinness of the gold leaf is about one ten-thousandth of a millimeter. Gold leaf that is as light as air, that can even float with a sigh.
In the hand, thin gold leaf shakes, and one must guard against letting it fly away with one's breath. Enjoy the gripping and fascinating experience of gold leaf gilding.

Street address

Various locations in Kanazawa City

Access

  • Can be accessed by walking or by bus from Kanazawa Station (depending on arts & craft location)

Opening Hours

Each artisan shop is different

Closed

Each artisan shop is different

Website

https://visitkanazawa.jp/thingstodo/experience/3

Best season

All year

Point

For those wanting to experience gold-leaf handicraft, most artisan shops require advance reservation.

Map

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