TV Station BS4
Home to the Finest Craftsmen
｜Length : 54min. ｜Year : 2014 ｜
Join actress Rei Dan on a visit to Kanazawa, in the ancient Japanese domain of Kaga. Rei looks into the amazing story of gold leaf craftsmanship here that dates back to the 17th century. Find out how Kanazawa became a center of the arts and culture and how many of those arts and crafts live on to this day. Luckily, Kanazawa was saved from much of the damage the country suffered during the last war and as a result much of the old town and residences still stand as they did when they were first built. Rei also visits various craftsmen and women to see how gold leafing has evolved and adapted to the changing times.