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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History

Facilities for preserving and conveying Ishikawa's history and culture

Located just 1 minute on foot from the National Crafts Museum, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History is the perfect place to gain an understanding of the samurai culture and politics of the Kaga Domain. As a peaceful city ruled by powerful Maeda lords, the Kaga Domain (now called Kanazawa) developed a unique samurai culture. The samurai (usually called bushi or buke in Japanese) had a huge impact on the development of this culture. Beautiful crafts such as kimono Kaga-yuzen (fabric dyeing); gold leaf; Kutani-yaki porcelain and Maki-e lacquerware production, as well as artforms like Noh theatre and the tea ceremony were an important part of the samurai way of life. The museum is housed in three, beautiful former armoury warehouses built at the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the early Taisho era (1912-1926).

Information

Address
3-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0963
Price
Adult: 300 yen (240 yen for groups of 20 or more.)
Persons aged 65 years old or over: 240 yen
Persons below high-school age: Free
*The fee for special exhibitions differs depending on the exhibition.
Business Hours
9:00–17:00(Visitors must enter by 16:30)
Regular Holidays
Year-end and New Year’s holidays and periods of exhibit change.
By Public Transportation
About 5 minutes by foot from the Hirosaka・21st Century Museum bus stop (No. RL7 or LL8) on the KANAZAWA LOOP BUS route.
Parking
Available
Parking: Large Vehicle
Available
Official Website
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History

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