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Traditional Handicrafts
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     Ohi Ware      Kanazawa Shikki        (Lacquerware)      Kaga Zogan
     Kaga Mizuhiki
       (Gift Wrapping String)
     Kanazawa Wagasa (Traditional Japanese Bamboo and Paper Umbrellas)
     Futamata's Japanese
     Paulownia Handicrafts      Local Toys      Kaga Fishing Flies
Futamata's Japanese Paper
Exhibition and sale
- Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka

Futamata is located in the mountains of Kanazawa, where the production of Japanese paper started 400 years ago mainly for the Kaga Clan under the protection of the Maeda family, who ruled the Kaga Clan (the present Ishikawa and Toyama areas) in feudal times.

Manufacturers spend a long time boiling, manually filtering, and drying outer barks of trees called kozo, mitsumata, and gampi to make Futamata's Japanese paper. Japanese paper is often used in everyday scenes in Japan. Besides, Japanese paper is used for artistic handicraft articles and uchigami (in the beating of gold leaf).

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