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Wajima Lacquerware Museum輪島塗会館


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A museum dedicated to Wajima lacquerware located near the Shinbashi Bridge in the heart of Wajima. The museum was recently remodeled in 2015. Inside its bright and spacious confines, visitors can view many examples of Wajima lacquerware. There is a gallery and shop on the first floor which sells lacquerware products from some 60 artisans and shops in the city. The shop's large selection spans items for everyday use like lacquered chopsticks, to gorgeously painted decorative lacquerware pieces. The second floor exhibition space has two rooms. The first exhibition room presents how lacquerware is made. The second exhibition room conveys the depths of Wajima lacquerware, presenting the history and culture of the craft, examples of the lacquering process, and historical materials.


Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 24-55 (Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea)

phone 0768222155


Review of Wajima Lacquerware Center

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/11 Excellent introduction to Japanese laquerware
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...
Reviewed:2018/02/11 THE Place to See Production of Lacquerware and for Purchase
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...
Reviewed:2017/11/30 Very interesting
We visited Wajima for the famous lacquerware and both the school and the museum showed exceptional pieces. With an untrained tourist eye you dont see the difference between the product of a good...

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Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 24-55 [ map ]
Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea
open everyday
[2nd floor admission fee] Adults300yen, High School Students200yen, Junior High School Students100yen, Elementary school age students and under Free
*Current Friday only
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, others
*David card is not available.)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 13, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ishikawa Areas


          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.