RYOTEI -Peak Hospitality-
A culmination of Japanese essential culture. Step into a space of pure Japanese cuisine and hospitality in the peak of full bloom during one of Kanazawa’s rich 4 seasons.
Kanazawa’s many gardens still stand today as a nod to the city’s once thriving samurai culture. Hear how Japanese people’s love for gardens have fostered their beauty, and tales of their unique design as told by a garden expert.
JAPANESE TEA CULTURE
Tea ceremony ? the elusive, untapped secrets of a Japanese art beloved by many across the world. Enjoy an easy-to-digest take on the true essence of Japan’s tea culture, as told by the head of the 350-year-old Ohi Ware.
GEISHA EVENINGS IN KANAZAWA
Step into the world of real Geisha as they perform in a teahouse built 200 years ago. Uncover the story behind Geisha Evenings, the experience captivating travelers around the world, as told by a real landlady.
Bright, lustrous, and elegant kimono. Kanazawa is home to a unique kimono style, featuring picturesque images that set it apart from those made in Kyoto and other regions. Here’s a deep dive into the process behind it all.
GOLD LEAF -A tiny world contained within 1/10,000 millimeters-
Kanazawa, home to 99% of all gold leaf made in Japan. A master artisan shares the secret of crafting gold leaf as thin as a mere 1/10,000th of a millimeter.
Kaga Zogan -Mastering the Beauty of Metal-
“Zogan”, the all but lost art of metal inlay. A tale of how metals are crafted to the utmost of beauty, as told by a Living National Treasure.
KAGA MAKIE -Sparkling gold lacquerware-
“Shikki”— Japanese lacquerware that shine in hues of red and black. Using “Makie” technique, each piece is transformed by intricate, gold-laid patterns to create the luxe look and finish of Kanazawa lacquerware. Dive into the world of a master artisan as he creates a microcosm of designs even smaller than a single millimeter.
KAGA TAMARI -Traditional Weaving Techniques Passed Down from Generations of Mothers and Daughters-
Temari, a mother’s wedding wish for her daughter’s happiness, wrapped up in a ball of silk. It is created with an array of intertwining designs, lavish beauty, and adorable charm, and is also beloved as a form of interior decoration.