Ishikawa Wajima Urushi Art Museum

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Name in Japanese: 石川県輪島漆芸美術館
Area: Ishikawa
Address: 9VQR+WQ Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 768-22-9788 +81 768-22-9788
Hours: 9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Admission: Adults: ¥620
Students: ¥310
High School students: ¥310
Middle School students: ¥150
Elementary School students: ¥150

This museum is dedicated to the art of lacquerware, with examples from across Japan as well as abroad.

Known as Urushi, the technique is a local speciality but is practiced in a variety of styles across the country, with each area adding it’s own style. The museum has displays with videos explaining the processes involved as well as the meanings of different designs. Unfortunately the museum is a little outside the main town, but can easily be accessed by bus. Entry is covered by the Wajima Onsenkyo Furatto Pass but otherwise costs ¥620.