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Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum 金沢市立安江金箔工芸館

Collection of gold leaf art in celebration of Kanazawa’s famous craft

The Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum exhibits gold-leaf art from as early as the seventeenth century. Gold leaf has long been an important craft in Ishikawa and throughout Japan, used to adorn temples, shrines, luxury residences, and fine art. Kanazawa produces around 99 percent of the country’s gold leaf.

The museum takes its name from its founder Yasue Takaaki (1898–1997), a gold leaf artisan who built it in 1974 to display his collection.

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