Tracing the history and production of gold leaf in Kanazawa, this small but interesting museum has a wealth of glittering displays.

Founded by local craftsman Yasue Takaaki in 1974, the Gold leaf Museum serves to highlight the skills and uses of the precious metal as well as its history in the city. There are over 300 examples of intricate and beautiful uses of gold, from temple buildings to ornate clothing from the city and beyond. The fascinating display on the painstaking production includes tools, videos and informative displays, with more to it than you might expect. The museum was donated to Kanazawa City in 1985 and moved to its current location in 2010 – keep an eye out for the gold roof and decorations throughout the building.

The museum is included in the Kanazawa Cultural Passport.

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