Kanazawa

3 Great Workshops to Experience one of Japan’s Traditional Art Forms: Pottery!

Pottery is one of Japan’s traditional art forms which was revived in the 20th century. Masters of potters appeared as well as workshops which preserved the traditional styles and techniques passed down through the generations. So, if you’re interested in giving pottery a crack, here are 3 great workshops. 1. Kitagama Kasen explorejapaneseceramics.com/ This workshop…

Kutani-yaki: Kanazawa’s Traditional Modern Porcelain Craft

When it comes to fine craftsmanship, there are plenty of things that Japan has to brag about. Kutani-yaki, Japanese style porcelain, is a prime example of Japanese artistic craft: the structure, detailed design and time that each and every craftsman takes to finish a piece is an astounding sight in itself. Even with the passing…

The 3 Best Places to Visit in the Hokuriku Region

Hokuriku is a region located in the northwestern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. It consists of four prefectures namely Fukui, Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama. It is also known for having the highest volume of snowfall for inhabited places around the world. Don’t let the cold weather drive you away! You can enjoy going around…

Kenrokuen Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the three famous gardens along with Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Mito. These three gardens are known as “Nihon Sanmeien” (The Three Great Gardens of Japan). hot-ishikawa.jp/ Kenrokuen Garden is located on a hill in the centre of Kanazawa city, outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen Garden was…