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Kanazawa Craft Experience
Kanazawa is home to many fine gardens and architectural marvels, but is also the birthplace of several fine art and craft techniques, which are highly treasured across Japan. On this half-day tour, you will get to try your hand at two of them.
Today you will be met at your hotel by your specialist guide and taken into the heart of the city using the public transport network. Your destination is one of the city’s numerous shops specialising in gold leaf. This technique has been practised and developed in Kanazawa for generations and you will see many examples in temples and shrines across the city. At the shop, you will get to learn the process of gold leaf production and be able to decorate a plate or pair of chopsticks with a design of your liking.
Following your success at gold leaf, you will visit a textile showroom to try the art of Kagayuzen, a form of cloth dyeing which developed around Kanazawa to decorate Kimonos, which is still in practice today. Here you will have the opportunity to decorate a handkerchief using this age-old technique.
You will be able to keep both of your creations as souvenirs of your day and your guide can help direct you back to your hotel once the fun is over.
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