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Gold leaf is an essential craft material for traditional handcraft goods in Kaga. It is used for lacquer ware, textile, pottery etc. In Kanazawa where Lords of Kaga clan in generations implemented protective measures to encourage gold leaf industry, the industry has been highly praised coupled with high-level skills of craftsmen, plus its climate and environment, water quality etc. to satisfy requirements. Nowadays, the gold leaf called “Kanazawa haku or Kanazawa gold leaf” accounts for approximately 100% in the market share of Japan. Such traditional gold leaf crafts are currently presented as a wide range of line-ups of commercialized goods invented with a sense of modernity. For example, good luck items to usher in happiness are a beckoning cat covered with gold leaf, and a Dharma doll covered with gold leaf. Cosmetic items include a lotion with gold leaf and oil-blotting papers for your face, originally used for extending gold leaf. There is also edible gold leaf for food. You are sure to find an eye-opening souvenir.

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