Business - Tourism | Activities - Sight Seeing

With the idea of wanting to inform the world of gold leafing, which has not been well-known in the world and considered a closed traditional industry, we have created a tourist facility called the Gold Leaf Art Museum. The facility is equally useful to regular individuals in showing the specialized and difficult manufacturing processes. Also, in order for children to appreciate local industry, we have started the first participant program for experiencing gold lamination. By actually touching gold leaf and feeling it in close proximity, when children grow up and become adults, they will talk about gold leaf as one impression of Japan.

Among our tourist facilities, there are a number of separate Kanazawa Metal Leaf Craftwork company stores, two concept shops, and one sake shop. Their purpose is for individuals to enjoy the variety of traditional art processes and gold leafing. As a manufacturer, the other purpose for setting up these locations was to be able to directly hear our customers' voices and for places to meet in tying together future business opportunities.

The Japan Tourism Agency has organized the Visit Japan program for promoting overseas travel to Japan, but Kanazawa has become a city garnering a lot of attention due to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Hokuriku high-speed rail transit) opening in March 2015. Also there is the center of traditional craftworks built over 450 years of history with the House of Maeda, and an abundance of tourist attractions such as the food culture that uses a variety of food resources and hot springs surrounded by nature. Hakuichi of Kanazawa has a store that is ready.

Kanazawa gold foil

Kanazawa gold foil

The manufacturing process requiring gold leaf to be thinned out to a thickness of roughly 1-2 nm and the history of gold leaf up until the present day is described here.

Kanazawa gold foil

Hakuichi's History


Hakuichi's History

Hakuichi was founded in 1975. Overriding conventional values, Kanazawa metal leaf was fostered as a local brand. The trail Hakuichi has followed from founding to becoming a world pioneer is described here.

Hakuichi's History

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