Wajima Museum of Urushi Art (lacquer art museum)石川県輪島漆芸美術館
The Wajima Museum of Urushi Art was established in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture as a base for spreading awareness of the region’s outstanding lacquerware-making tradition. The external appearance of the Museum is reminiscent of the Azekura-zukuri (ancient architectural style using interlocking logs with a triangular section) architecture of the Shoso-in treasure house in Nara. Inside the spacious Museum, lacquer is everywhere. Besides displays introducing the historic Wajima lacquer-making tradition, there are also many lacquerware masterpieces made by Living National Treasures and Members of the Japan Art Academy on display. In the adjoining “Urushi no Sato Square”, visitors can view examples of several tree species, including trees that produce lacquer, and other trees the wood of which has lacquer applied to it to make lacquerware.
Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Mitomorimachi Shijugari 11 (Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea)
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
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one of the most famouse traditional Japanese craftworks.
I went to here because I found it in a free holiday brochure by chance. But, I was really moved that...
- Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Mitomorimachi Shijugari 11 [ map ]
- 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
- The end of the year, temporary closing due to exhibition change
- [Admission fee]General630yen, 320yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students150yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- English Menu
- Temporary suspension of operations:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 18, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.