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Wajima Lacquerware
History of Wajima Lacquerware Creation of Wajima Lacquerware Variety of Wajima Lacquerware Wajima Lacquerware Artists Wajima Lacquerware Factory
Setting of Wajima Lacquerware Miscellaneous Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Wajima Lacquerware Glossary
Interview with Artists
Stessel's Piano

The Future Photo Library  

Chinkin - Ornamental Beauty Created by the Art of Carving
Basic Information on Chinkin
What is Chinkin?
The History of Chinkin
Basic Processes
Support for Techniques
Glossary of Chinkin Terms
The Life of a Craftsman
The Craftsman's Road
Training Episode
Wajima Lacquer Arts Institute
Great Chinkin Masters
Database of Techiniques and Important Works
How to use the interface
Gallery of Important Works
Overview of Techniques
Explanation of Techniques
Explanation of Motifs

Kutani Porcelain
Introduction & Information
The Cradle of Kutani
Materials & Documents
History of Kutani
Chronological Change
Kutani Guide Map
Glossary of Terms
Exhibitions & Displays
Old Kutani
Refounded Kutani
Early-modern Kutani
Contemporary Kutani
Making & Painting
How Kutani is made
How Kutani is decorated
How to try Kutani yourself
Kutani News Photo Library      

Yamanaka Lacquerware
History Manufacturing Process The National Lacquerware Exhibition Prize Winning Warks Members of Woodad Banboo Division of Japan Art  

Kaga Yuzen
History Works Process Seasons Photo Library

Kanazawa gold leaf
What is Kanazawa gold leaf? Gold Leaf Production Processes Q&A History and people Art Crafts with Gold Leaf

Kanazawa Lacquer Ware
What is the Kanazawa lacquerware? Processes of making Kaga makie Q&A Historical masterpieces and their creators Living national treasures
Masterpieces of the Kanazawa lacquerware        

Ushikubi Tsumugi
History & Background Future Prospects Production Process Representive Creation Plants Used for Dyes
Photo Library        

Kaga Embroidery
Embroidery in the History Embroidery Techniques Embroiderying Process Representive Production Future Prospects
Photo Library        

Kaga Okunizome Dyeing - The Essence of Tradition Moving Forward -
What is Okunizome? The History of Okunizome The Artisan's Skill Kimono and Living Okunizome Video Files

Butsudan (Buddhist Altars)
What's Buddist Alters Buddist alters in Ishikawa a Fusion of Techniques Manufacturing Process Construction of alters
Future Prospects Photo Library      

Traditional Crafts in Kaga
Ohi Pottery Kaga Inlay Tea Ceremony Kettle Bronze Gongs Kanazawa Interior Decoration
Kaga Fly Rod Kaga Artificial Fly Local Toys Kaga Paper Lantern Kanazawa Paper Umbrellas
Kaga Lion Head Kaga Mizuhiki Paulownia Woodwork Tenatsu Papier-Marche MAP

Traditional Crafts in Noto (Living & Workign in the Country -Ancient Crafts-)
Washi Cypress Work Suzu Pottery Noto Jofu Turugi Cutlery
Noto Hanabi Nanao Warosoku      

  Culture - Beauty handed down from old times -

Outline of Hyakumangoku Culture
Ishikawa, Now and then Vibrancy of Ishikawa Craftsmanship of Ishikawa Entertainment of Ishikawa Tresures of Ishikawa

Traditional Entertainment Arts
Noh Theater Hohgaku and Buyou Festivals Musical Instruments Photo Library

Forktales in Kaga / Noto

The Kiriko festival in Noto

Symphony No.7 Ishikawa Paraphrase
Symphony No.7 Ishikawa Paraphrase The bitrh of Ishikawa Paraphrase Talking about Ishikawa Paraphrase World Premiere Digest  


Glossary of Seasonal Dishes
Meet the Culture of Food in Ishikawa Climate of Ishikawa Culture Derived from the Sea Hyakumangoku and Containers Gozen and Garden
Origin of Kaga Dishes Episodes Explore the Culture of Food.Markets/ Events Foods and Containers which attracted Rosanjin A Movie Tour to Look for Traditional Tastes of Ishikawa

Kaleidoscope of Wagashi  
Japan's Four Seasons Expressed by Wagashi Celebration Days A Calendar for Wagashi    

The Story of the Kaga Tea Ceremony - The Legacy of Craft, the Hospitality of Beauty -
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4  

Sake-Making - Noto-touji -
Skill of Touji Improvement of Touji's Skill Transmmiting Skill Fruits of Labor Skill Expansion

The Miracle of Poison Removal Pickled Blowfish Ovaries: A Look at the Culture and Skills of Ishikawa
Fermentation and the Food Culture of Ishikawa Prefecture
What is fermentation?
Ishikawa Prefecturefs fermented foods
Ovaries Pickled in Rice-bran Paste About Blowfish    


Life in Castle-town Kanazawa
Accomplishments Clothes Food Houses Photo Library

Living & Working in the Country
Living & Workign in the Country -Ancient Lives-
The Changing Seasons
The Shape of Rural Life
Rural Life in Feudal Times
Museums of Rural Life
Photo Library      

Shirayama-no-ki (Life in Mt. Hakusan)
Life and Culture of Mountain Folk A Virtual Experience of Mountain Folk Culture The Storytellers of Mt. Hakusan The Shirayama-no-ki Archives Mt.Hakusan and the Villages of the Mountain Folk


Toshiie & Matsu
Timeline Dictionary of People Connected with Toshiie Map of Historical Sites Main page  

Hyakumangoku  Art and History

The Story of a Future Sea Route
Marine Culture Brought by Kitamae Ships Kitamae Ship's Journey      

The Blue Corridor - The Sea of Japan and the Origins of Kaga and Noto -

History of an industrial sudden rise in Ishikawa - I.T.industry
History of the rapid industrial growth in Ishikawa Chronology Cast & Staff    

History of Rapid Industrial Growth in Ishikawa - Machine Industry - The Genes of the City Ishikawa's Inherited Creative Spirit -
History of Machinery Industry Kanazawa's industrial history Kanazawa's machinery industry    


Kanazawa Castle Reborn
Kanazawa Castle Simulated Walk Reviving Kanazawa Castle History of Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa Castle Watching Kanazawa Chatting Various Stories
Drowing Picture        

Castle Town of Ishikawa - Old Maps and Pictures -
Navigation Changing Castle Town Old Life Style in Picture Old and New Town Names Discontinued Railroad Line
Archive Library Jigsaw Puzzle    

Kenrokuen : A Chronicle of the Renowned Garden
Kanazawa and Kenrokuen History of Kenrokuen Garden The Four Teahouses The Six Element Story The Four Seasons of Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden Picture Guide Kenrokuen Photo Album      

The Tedori River Basin - Our Bond with Nature Through Hakusan's Water -
Electronic Book The History of theTedori Basin Glossary    

  A digital tool box - Leave it to the 'Shofu'

Photo Library
Wajima Lacquer Ware Kutani Porcelain Kaga Yuzen Ushikubi Tsumugi, Kaga Embroidery, Butsudan Life in castle-town Kanazawa
Living & Working in the Country Local Traditional Entertainment Arts      

Form of Ishikawa - Motion Capture Data of Local Traditional Entertainment Arts
Sound Archives of Ishikawa
Kenrokuen Photo Album


Digital Archive of World Crafts (Contents for Internet Fair 2001 Japan)

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