Wajima-nuri lacquer ware

The process of making Wajima-nuri lacquer ware is explained to tourists at Wajima Kobo Nagaya. Wajima-nuri is an exclusive type of lacquerware produced in Wajima city, which is located at the tip of Noto peninsula. It takes about 2 hours from Kanazawa by limited express bus to get there.

Wajima Kobo Nagaya provides visiters for having lacquerware experiment to make a pair of chopsticks. My customers, an Australian graphic designer and her husband enjoyed the experiment.

Wajima, including Noto peninsula is also well known for the huge Kiriko lantern festival. It’s a summer festival.

20 or more people join together to carry the huge Kiriko lantern.