TripleLights.com has evolved into GoWithGuide.com to better align with our global expansion. Learn more

Arts and Crafts

Kanazawa in known as a city of crafts.  Feudal lords promoted art and craft technique a lot, so we have a lot of traditional art such as gold leaf, lacquerware, and silk dying.

Kaga Temari

Originally, these balls were children’s toys, but now people use them to decorate rooms.  They are supposed to bring good luck.

Maneki Neko

Beckoning cats sit at storefronts and entrances for good luck.  One with its right paw raised brings more money, and one with its left paw raised brings more people.  Some cats are so greedy that they are raising both paws.

Kaga Yuzen

It’s a local silk dyeing art from Kanazawa.  The designs depict flowers, birds and landscapes, using a technique of shading from the outside to the inside.  Compared to kimonos from other cities, it has more realistic motifs such as leaves partly eaten by bugs.  

写真提供:金沢市

 

Did you like my article?

You can send me a message to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience. Let's explore Japan Together.

I'll be waiting for you, so please check my profile and get your trip plan now

Plan your trip to Kanazawa with Sachi K.

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.

Send Message