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Kanazawa foil, a 400-year old Kanazawa tradition

Kanazawa accounts for more than 98% of all gold foil production in Japan. Gold leaf is used in a variety of crafts, such as lacquerware and ceramics, as well as in temples and shrines with high historical value, such as Kinkaku-ji and Nikkō Tōshō-gū. Gold foil has been developed the most among the 36 types of traditional craft techniques passed down from the time of the first Kaga feudal lord, Toshiie Maeda. Noh and tea ceremonies were frequently held as part of the domain's cultural incentives which led to the development of traditional crafts. It is said that the persevering "artisan spirt" fostered by climate, topography, and the Hokuriku region itself is also a main factor for the development of gold foil.

Business

Metal leaf materials

Metal leaf materials

We have developed a wide variety of Kanazawa metal leaf with original technologies, including gold leaf made from traditional methods.

Metal leaf materials

Craftwork

Craftwork

We deliver Kanazawa metal leaf craftwork utilizing lustrous and beautiful Kanazawa metal leaf.

Craftwork

Cosmetics

Cosmetics

We manage the sales of oil-absorbing paper and gold leaf cosmetics, and we also act as an OEM.

Cosmetics

Edible gold leaf

Edible gold leaf

We handle generous edible gold leaf and sweets made from craftsmanship.

Edible gold leaf

Building decorations

Building decorations

Utilizing traditional methods for Kanazawa metal leaf, we create a new power of expression for modern architecture.

Building decorations

Metal leaf processing

Metal leaf processing

We extract the charm and appeal of industrial goods and create traditional craft items complete with beauty in their use.

Metal leaf processing

Tourism

Tourism

We support tourism in Kanazawa that allows visitors to enjoy gold leaf.

Tourism