Wednesday, May 10, 2006


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Kaga Tradional Cultural Amenity Hokuriku
Traditional Handicrafts Village
Experience the heart and soul of Japan through the culture of Kaga.
The Tradional Handicraft Theme Park: Yunokuni no mori
Located in over one hundread acres of prime natural forest,
a cluster of traditional Japanese houses.
Within each dwelling lies an introduction to Japanese traditional handicrafts and Kaga culture.
Precious and valuable items are hand made using the most refined skills anywhere in Japan. Become part of the tradition and try these handicrafts for yourself.
Come see the fascinating handicrafts and outstanding skills
that are admired throughout the world.

Rest House - Restaurant Jindaiko
A wonderful location to enjoy the best hand-made
udon and soba noodles; perfect for a full meal or a refreshing cup of tea.
Restaurant Ryoshi-no-Yakata
(Fisherman's House)
Serving original dishes made from
abundant natural ingredients from the sea and the mountains of Kaga and Noto. The restaurant can accommodate 700 guests.

Music Box House
This little cottage is full of fairy tales. You can see how the music boxes are made.
Traditional Cake House
Here you can see how the famous “Isuke Manju” steamed buns of Yunokuni no mori are made. Be sure to take some delicious sweets home with you.

Merchant House
This is the place to come for a complete range of gifts - chosen from traditional handicrafts, Japanese confectionary and famous Japanese sake.
Gallery Sho
Treat yourself to a visit to this exhibition of artwork and photography.

Tea Ceremony House
Here you can experience the beauty and mystery of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
The building itself, a 300 year old farm house, also has to be seen to be believed!

Traditional Art House
This traditional landlord's house was relocated and now features an exhibition of historical Kutani ceramicware.
House of Kutani Ceramicware
Here you are able to try out a potters wheel, or you can simply paint your own design onto one of the items of ceramicware.

House for Making Japanese Paper
You can make traditional washi Japanese paper by using natural resources such as flowering grasses and gold leaf.
Glassworks House
Customize ashtrays, small containers, plates and glasses yourself by carving your own drawing or decorative design onto one of these glass artefacts.

Gold Leaf House
A breathtaking line-up of items covered with gold leaf. Try the gold leaf experience yourself!
Noren House
This small dwelling has been created with children in mind. Choose the perfect gift from the items on show.
Kutani Ceramicware
Toshiharu Maeda, lord of Daishoji established thea kiln at Kutani village in Kaga during the early years of the Edo era.

Wajima Lacquerware
Over one hundred steps have to be carried out to complete this handmade product. It takes approximately one year for one item to be produced.

Washi Japanese Paper
Japanese paper is made from raw materials including kouzo (a type of Japanese longgrass) and mitsumata (paper bush).

Gold Leaf
Ishikawa produces 99% of Japan's gold leaf. It is worked until it is 1/10,000th of a millimeter thick.

Kaga Yuzen Printed Silk
The Kaga printed silk is on a par with Japan's most famous yuzen from Kyoto.
The design detail is characterized by natural beauty, such as floral patterns, etc.

Yamanaka Lacquerware
The Yamanaka lacquering process harnesses the beauty of natural materials.


Na 3-3 Awazu-onsen, Komatsu City, Ishikawa
Prefecture 923-0393

Tel: �761-65-3456
Fax: �761-65-3344

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