Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Although the history of Kanazawa gold leaf dates back to the Azuchi Momoyama Period (1568~1603), it was the Meiji Period (1868~1912) that saw the rapid rise of Kanazawa’s country-wide reputation for gold leaf production due to the superiority of its leafing technology and the excellent quality of Kanazawa's water used in the manufacturing process.
Kanazawa now accounts for 99% or more of Japan's gold leaf production, and 100% of silver and brass leaf. The unique characteristics of Kanazawa gold leaf ‒ it never becomes discolored or oxidized ‒make it indispensable for the production of a wide range of arts and crafts, and in recent years, a variety of new uses have opened up, including interior accessories.

Applying Gold Leaf onto compact mirror

※Activities vary by shop.

You can prepare a wide range of pieces, from simple items such as chopsticks and postcards, to complicated works such as as jewelry boxes with your own design.You can apply gold leaf onto a small box or a compact mirror . Design your own patterns with the help of paper stenciling and masking tape . Apply glue onto your design and apply gold leaf over it.



●Applying Gold Leaf (10 - 90min.), post card, chopsticks, etc. from ¥500 6 times per day, Reservations required.

1-13-18, Higashiyama, Kanazawa(Hakuza Hikarigura), Tel +81-76-252-3641
Open 10:00 - 17:00, Closed on Sunday, Monday, National holidays, Year-end and
New Year’s holidays



●Applying Gold Leaf (60 - 90min.), chopsticks ¥600, small box, etc. from ¥1,100
4 times per day, Reservations required.

1-3-27, Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-251-6777
Open 9:00 - 18:00, Open all year round



●Applying Gold Leaf (45 - 60min.) plate from ¥1,000, Reservations required (Reservation 10:30 - 14:30)

11-1, Musashi-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-263-0221 Open 10:00 - 17:30, Closed on Tuesdays and Winter and Summer holidays

Kanazawa Katani


●Applying Gold Leaf (40 - 60min.), plate from ¥900, Reservations required.

6-33, Shimoshin-cho, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-231-1566
Open 9:00 - 17:00, Closed on Year-end and New Year’s holidays

Imai Kinpaku

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Applying Gold Leaf (30 - 60min.), square plate, stand mirror, from ¥630 with tea or a gold leaf candy, 3 times per day, Reservations required.

7-3, Saiwai-cho, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-223-8989, Open 9:30 - 18:00, Closed on Wednesdays and Year-end and New Year’s holidays



●Applying Gold Leaf (10 - 90min.), from ¥800 ●Placing Gold Leaf (5 -10min.), ¥500
Reservations required.

2-1-1, Morito, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-240-0891
Open 9:00 - 18:00, Closed on Jan.1

●Reservations required, please call in advance.

Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum

1-3-10, Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-251-8950
Open 9:30 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed on Year-end and New Year’s holidays
Admission ¥300