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Exhibition Information

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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts


1-1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0936 JAPAN




9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last entry 4:45 pm)


Third Thursday of every month (April to November)
Every Thursday (December to March) and New Year’s Holidays (except Thursdays which are national holidays)


15 minutes from JR Kanazawa Station by car
15 minutes from Kanazawa Higashi (east) IC / Kanazawa Morimoto IC or
20 minutes from Kanazawa Nishi (west) IC by car
1 minute walk from Dewa-machi bus stop on Hokutetsu Local-line bus

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Located next to Kenrokuen Garden in the heart of Kanazawa, the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibits traditional crafts from all 36 categories of arts and crafts nurtured by the nature and culture of Ishikawa, allowing visitors to experience the many traditional skills that have been cherished over the years. The museum has a permanent exhibition section that exhibits traditional crafts in the categories of clothing, food, housing, prayer, recreation, sound, and festivals with “the beauty that enriches” as the keyword for each category, and a special exhibition section that introduces traditional crafts from a variety of perspectives. There is also a museum shop where visitors can actually touch and feel traditional crafts. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of traditional crafts nurtured by history and culture, the skillfulness of techniques, the richness of the spirit of heritage, and new lifestyle ideas that bridge tradition and the present.