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Wajima Museum of Urushi Art


11 Shijukari, Mitomorimachi, Wajima-city, Ishikawa Prefecture 928-0063, Japan




9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last entry is 30 minutes before closing)


Closure for exhibit change (Please refer to the museum’s website)
Year-end closure (December 29 to 31)


About 20 minutes from Noto-Satoyama Airport by car
About 130 minutes from Kanazawa Station via Hokuriku High-speed Railroad by bus
About 100 minutes from Kanazawa City via Noto-Satoyama Sea Route by car
About 10 minutes from Michino-eki Wajima via Noranke Bus Ocean Course by community bus

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Wajima Museum of Urushi Art is a museum specializing in lacquer art. Established in 1991 in the production area of Wajima lacquerware, one of Japan’s representative traditional crafts, the museum offers a variety of special exhibitions. In its permanent exhibition, it provides a clear introduction to the techniques and history of Wajima lacquerware, along with the production tools and audiovisual materials.
With a unique collection of Wajima lacquerware spanning from the early modern period to the contemporary works, showcasing pieces by members of the Japan Art Academy and Living National Treasures, as well as masterpieces from across Japan and around the world, the museum aims to promote comprehensive lacquer culture.


Photo credit:
1. Exterior of Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
2. Exhibition Room 4
3. Wajima Lacquerware Technical Preservation Society “Wajima-nuri Large Globe ‘Earth at Night’”