Craft shop Bikazari Asano, run by a local kinpaku factory, offers you a variety of experiences upstairs.
We visited the lovely craft shop Kanazawa Bikazari Asano with our friend Katja Oshigami who is originally from Germany. The location is pretty cozy, just behind the touristic main street. The shop lady let Katja get started as soon as she was ready. First, you pick a craft-making experience from a variety of decorating options.
Katja chose an accessory box. Then the lady showed some sample kinpaku patterns. Katja decided to try Tsubaki (Camelia) and Tohyama (distant mountain). Excellent choice!
Kinpaku Decorating Experience
Price and duration: Postcard ¥500 (10 mins); chopsticks ¥800 (20 mins); fabric coaster ¥800 (20 mins) / Open: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays / Reception: 10:00-15:00
Kanazawa Bikazari Asano
Higashi Chayagai geisha district (1-8-3, Higashiyama)
Open: 9:00-18:00; Closed: Tuesdays