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Wajima Lacquerware Center

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Excellent introduction to Japanese laquerware

We stopped at this small museum while visiting Wajima. The museum has some very nice displays of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Wajima Lacquerware Muesum

Traveling to Kanazawa- add this excursion to Wajima a center for Lacquer production for hundreds of... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2016
Squaw Valley, California
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1 week ago
“Excellent introduction to Japanese laquerware”
Feb 10, 2018
“THE Place to See Production of Lacquerware and for Purchase”
Wajima Nuri Kaikan (Wajima Urushi Craft Museum) The 1st floor is a store,and 2nd floor is the lacquerware museum,exhibiting historical documents and material relating to Wajima lacquerware.Admission to the museum is Traditional Japanese...more
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24-55 Kawai-machi, Wajima 928-0001, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this small museum while visiting Wajima. The museum has some very nice displays of laquerware and also does a nice job of explaining how these pieces are made. This is worth a stop if you are in Wajima as laquerware is something...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This place you must go to and be sure to have someone with you as interpreter. They will show you how black and orange lacquer is produced and applied to all kind of utensils and how it is decorated. This, too, is a MUST see...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited Wajima for the famous lacquerware and both the school and the museum showed exceptional pieces. With an untrained tourist eye you don't see the difference between the product of a good student who just finished school and the master pieces. Unfortunately the prices...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AlfredENeumann
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Just a few minutes walk from the Wajima morning market, the ground floor is a shop that sells the very pretty but expensive Lacquerware. 2/F is where the museum is and you have to pay to get in. shows how the lacquerware is made and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

Traveling to Kanazawa- add this excursion to Wajima a center for Lacquer production for hundreds of years. Stopping at the Lacquerware Center gives you a foundation for all the amazing pieces that are for sale in the shops around Wajima. If you want to understand...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Tahoepov
Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited Noto Peninsula as a day trip from Kanazawa. We never made to visit the Wajima Lacquerware Center but after checking the bus timings (we took the first bus from Kanazawa to Wajima) we decided to drop off at the lacquerware district instead. The...More

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank chemislove
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