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“Good foil for a Kenrokuen garden visit”

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts
Ranked #31 of 235 things to do in Kanazawa
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Owner description: Set aside an hour to enjoy the array of handicrafts for which Kanazawa is most well-known, including the famous Kutani pottery, dyeing and hand painting on silk, lacquerware, metalwork, gold leaf, Japanese paper and fireworks.
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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“Good foil for a Kenrokuen garden visit”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

This museum should not be confused with the nearby 'Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art'. I imagine it gets a lot less visitors, but is well worth a visit. One entrance is directly into Kenrokuen Garden so can be combined with a garden tour and provides an excellent foil. If visiting on a cold day IPMTPC will certainly warm you up - the heating was on full when we went.
The current main feature display is 'Great Grandma's old obi' which might sound boring, but certainly wasn't. [An obi is the wide silk belt round a kimono.] The examples were lent by local families and showed both ancient skills and the modern useage to which the families had put their ancient heirlooms. Other displays included modern local paper making, weaving, metal & woodwork, lacquer & toy making and there is a good selection of artwork for sale, which would make excellent souvenirs.

Visited November 2012
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