Kutani-yaki

What to Buy in Kanazawa in 2018: 7 Souvenirs From the Marsh of Gold

Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa, straddles comfortably and confidently between history and modernity. Case in point: the Higashi Chaya District, a row of traditional tea houses whose interiors are stylish souvenir shops. Or take for instance the Kanazawa Noh Museum which utilizes interactive visuals and ancient masks that have been passed down for generations…

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…