Traditional Crafts in Kanazawa

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Traditional Crafts in Kanazawa

Traditional crafts in Kanazawa cannot be discussed without mentioning the influence of Lord Maeda of the Kaga clan. The lords of the Maeda Family invited skilled craftspeople from Kyoto and Edo, and the techniques brought in by these artisans combined to integrate the dynamism and elegance of the warrior culture, which in turn defined Kanazawa’s unique style.

The city of Kanazawa has remained free of major natural disasters and untouched by war for over 420 years since the reign of the Lords of Maeda. Thanks to the cultural patronage by the Lords, the tea ceremony and traditional chants found their way into citizen’s homes, and many local traditional crafts still remain in their daily lives.

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