Kanazawa is the Ishikawa Prefecture town, which belongs to Honshu Island, Japan. The "second Kyoto" is being dubbed, producing most of the gold leaf products in "mourning country". The gold plating art is also one of the famous art craftsmanship.
Kanazawa region's gold leaf creates brilliant beauty for artworks, from architecture to food. The gold leaf pieces are rolled by skilled craftsmen, with a thickness of only 0.0001 mm.
The process of producing ultra-thin gold leaves undermines many meticulous steps. Craftsmen will attract traditional ganpishi paper into a special mixture, then clamp gold between sheets of paper to laminate. This process helps the yellow leaves to be thin, bright, not protruding.
At the final stage, gold is spread by car until it reaches the desired teens. With a thickness of only 0.0001mm, the ultra-thin gold pages can even see through.
Kanazawa's Ultra-Thin Gold Leaf Techniques have over 400 years of history. This place provides up to 99% of page gold all over Japan. The finished piece of gold is used for plating statues, making ornaments in temples and pagodas, serving food needs …
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