KANAZAWA CONVENTION BUREAU


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KANAZAWA CONVENTION BUREAU
9-13 Oyama-Machi, Kanazawa-City,
Ishikawa-Prefecture, 920-0918 Japan
Tel. 81-76-224-8400
Fax. 81-76-224-6400
E-mail: convention@kanazawa-cb.com

Cultural Experience Program

Cultural Experience Program

City of Crafts

Kanazawa has a wide variety of traditional crafts including Kanazawa gold leaf, Kaga-yuzen dyed silk, Kutani ceramics and Kanazawa lacquerware. In addition, new creative activities such as glass art have been promoted. The city of Kanazawa was registered as a City of Crafts of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network in June 2009.

Kaga Yuzen Silk (Kimono Dress) Dying

Visitors to the Nagamachi Yuzen-Dyeing House have the opportunity to see displays of various silk products produced in Kanazawa as well as to observe the traditional dyeing process that is used in the making of the famous Kaga Yuuzen silk. You can also try dying colorful Kimono cloth.

Wearing Kimono

Female visitors have the opportunity to select a kimono of their choice to have their photo taken. Friendly staff will help you wearing it. In these traditional garments, you can go for a stroll around the city.

Shamisen Playing

The Shamisen is an indispensable instrument in the Geisya district. You are offered a chance to play this three- stringed insrument in time-honored shop. Green tea and dry confectionary will be provided after playing.

Gold Leaf application

Gold leaf, or kinpaku, is micro-thin wafers (less than 1/10,000th of a mm thick) of gold, which is an essential element in the production of a variety of gifts ranging from dishes to vases and bowls. Using this material, you can try making your own chopsticks.

Making Japanese Green Tea

In a traditional tea-ceremony room, you can make Japanese green tea on your own. Stirring your tea quietly makes your mind calm. Japanese confectionary, colorful sweet cakes, will be provided with it.

Maki-e Dacoration on Lacquerware

Lacquerware is traditional and high-quality product made in Japan. Kanazawa Lacquerware is fostered in the Kaga (ancient Kanazawa) region, and is known for its unique design. Surface of lacquerware is decorated by sprinkling gold powder. This technique is called "Maki-e".

Making Wagashi-Japanese sweets

Wagashi, Japanese sweets, made in Kanazawa are some of the most renowned in Japan. A workshop provides the chance for anyone to try creating their own "special" wagashi in a casual atmosphere.

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