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Traditional Handicrafts
 
     Kanazawa Gold Leaf      Kaga Yuzen      Kaga-nui Embroidery      Kutani Porcelain
     Ohi Ware      Kanazawa Shikki        (Lacquerware)      Kaga Zogan
       (Inlay)
     Kaga Mizuhiki
       (Gift Wrapping String)
     Kanazawa Wagasa (Traditional Japanese Bamboo and Paper Umbrellas)
     Futamata's Japanese
       Paper
     Paulownia Handicrafts      Local Toys      Kaga Fishing Flies
 
Kutani Porcelain
Work inspection tour and china-painting experience
- Kutani Pottery Kosen Kiln
China-painting experience, exhibition, and sale
- Pottery Atelier Choju
Exhibition and sale
- Kanazawa Kutani Museum
  (Kaburaki)

Kanazawa's modern Kutani porcelain is based on a revival of Kutani porcelain early in the 19th century. Originally, Kutani porcelain was baked in Kutani Village in the southern part of Ishikawa Prefecture for several decades from the middle of the 17th century. Later, Kutani porcelain leaped to fame when it was exhibited at the 1873 World Exposition. Kutani porcelain has been once exported to the West. Kutani porcelain is characterized by the technique of thickly heaping up paint in five colors, i.e., red, yellow, green, purple, and dark blue and drawing natural beauties boldly. It developed as typical Japanese colorful ceramic ware.

In recent years, not only traditional Kutani porcelain vessels and ornaments but also coffee cups and wineglasses with beautiful Kutani porcelain stems have been manufactured.

 
 
 
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