Artesanía Tradicional de Kanazawa

Pan de Oro de Kanazawa

El pan de oro es una película de oro que se puede hacer tan fina como se desee, teniendo un grosor de 0,0001 a 0,0002 mm, si se frota con el dedo :éste desaparece.
La producción de pan de oro comenzó en Kanazawa a finales del siglo 16. La familia Maeda, que gobernó el dominio Kaga

Textiles de seda pintados a mano Kaga Yuzen

Yuzen hace referencia a una técnica tradicional de teñido de textiles de seda pintados a mano para kimonos o artículos hechos con la técnica. Kio Yuzen (de Kioto) y Kaga Yuzen (de Kanazawa) son famosos. Miyazaki Yuzensai estableció la técnica fundamental de Yuzen a principios del siglo 18.

Kaga-nui embroidery

The technique of Kaga-nui embroidery was developed in Kanazawa while it was applied to the battle jacket of the Maeda family, the lords of the Kaga Clan, and the family's kimono for women. Kaga-nui embroidery is characterized by three-dimensional designs of natural beauties using sink, gold, and silver threads elaborately. The embroidery every stitch tucked up carefully with a

Porcelana de Kutani

La moderna porcelana de Kutani de Kanazawa está basada en un resurgir de la porcelana de Kutani a principios del siglo 19 originariamente. La porcelana de Kutani era horneada en la Villa de Kutani en la parte sur de la prefectura de Ishikawa durante varias décadas desde mediados del siglo 17. Más tarde, la porcelana de Kutani se hizo muy famosa cuando se exhibió en 1873

Ohi Ware

Ohi Chozaemon introduced Ohi ware in 1666. He accompanied the Urasenke Grand Tea Master when the Maeda family, who ruled the Kaga Clan (the present Ishikawa and Toyama areas) in feudal times, invited the Grand Tea Master to Kaga. Chozaemon remained in Kanazawa and worked for the Maeda family. Ohi ware is lightweight ceramic ware shaped by hand and with a spatula

Kanazawa Shikki (Lacados Japoneses)

En inglés al shikki se le llama “japan”. Como el nombre sugiere, el shikki es una artesanía típica de Japón. La laca japonesa es aplicada repetidamente en la madera dura procesada, como puede ser de ciprés japonés (chamaecyparis obtusa) y el zelkova japonés (zelkova serrata) para completar el shikki. La familia Maeda que reinó el dominio Kaga (en la actualidad áreas de Ishikawa y

Kaga zogan inlay/ decorate by inserting metal

Zogan (incrustation in English) is a technique of carving a base metal and inlaying other metals. Kaga Zogan originates from a metal artisan who was invited by the Maeda family in order to develop a production technology of swords and arms. The base metal is engraved with designs, such as a family crest, and other metals that are different in color, such as gold and silver,

Kaga mizuhiki/ decorate with strings

Japanese people have a custom of decorate gifts with strings called mizuhiki. Mizuhiki is a special string made by twisting a long and thin sheet of paper mixed with seaweed and white clay and hardened with paste. Kaga mizuhiki uses gold leaf and silver leaf abundantly, and it is knitted skillfully into shapes of pine, bamboo, and plum trees, cranes, or tortoises that are

Kanazawa wagasa umbrella

A wagasa is a Japanese traditional umbrella consisting of washi (Japanese paper) with a bamboo handle and ribs. Japanese traditional umbrellas are still indispensable to the tea ceremony and Japanese dance though Western-style umbrellas have replaced them in Japanese people's daily lives. By taking into consideration the climate of Kanazawa, where it rains or snows a lot,

Futamata's Japanese paper

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

Paulownia handicrafts

The kirihibachi, a traditional Japanese hand/room warmer made of paulownia (also called princess tree), was nationally famous before the heating instrument using oil or electricity appeared. The main reasons were that it was easy to obtain the material in those days and that a lacquer work technique used for the kirihibachi attracted people. Presently, paulownia vases, cake trays,

Local toys

People in Kanazawa have been familiar with traditional local toys as bringers of good luck. Kanazawa's traditional toys are characterized by simplicity but refined beauty. These toys include Kaga dolls, such as a lion head and traditional Kaga Tobi firefighter doing acrobatic performance, hachiman okiagari koboshi (tumbler doll), and komekui nezumi (rice eating mouse).

Kaga fishing flies

The Maeda family, who ruled the Kaga Clan (the present Ishikawa and Toyama areas) in feudal times, promoted river fishing for the physical training of samurais (members of a feudal powerful military class). Then fishing flies were made with minute feathers that looked like insects flying above the surface of the river. Presently, accessories and pendants are produced by utilizing the