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2 Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Yamanaka Lacquerware

Inside the building
1)Inside the building
2)View on the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Yamanaka Lacqueware
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Learn About Tradition and Craftsmanship

The institute is the only training centre in Japan that teaches the disciplines of woodturning and lacquering. On weekdays, you can see trainees practicing woodturning. An important collection of works, including pieces designed by some of the most prominent local craftsmen, such as Mr. KAWAGITA Ryozo, who is regarded by Japan as a living national treasure, is displayed in the exhibition room. You can also try your hand at woodturning under the tutelage of a Yamanaka lacquerware artisan (reservations required).

Information

Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Yamanaka Lacquerware

Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Dec. 29-Jan. 3
Access: 30 minutes from JR Kaga Onsen Station by local bus. Get off at ‘Yamanaka Onsen Bus Terminal’, 10 minutes on foot.
Tel: 0761-78-1696
Address: I-270 Tsukatanimachi, Yamanakaonsen, Kaga, 922-0111 Ishikawa
Website http://yamanaka696.org/