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Gold Leaf Experience 金箔体験

Decorate your own souvenirs with Kanazawa’s famous gold leaf

One of the symbols of Ishikawa is gold leaf, extremely thin leaves of gold used decoratively on handicrafts or ornaments. Several shops around Kanazawa let visitors see the gold leaf process and decorate their own items, including chopsticks, small plates, and mirrors.

Production of gold leaf in Kanazawa started 400 years ago. Today the city produces 99 percent of Japan’s gold leaf.