The entrance to Kanazawa's Higashi Chaya District.
Our gallery shop, housed in a historical building, features traditional Kaga crafts, which are beautifully displayed in each room.

The Higashi Chaya District is the place where Kanazawa's culture originated.
The performing arts and tea culture of Kanazawa have been passed down from one generation to the next in this part of the city, which fortunately was not damaged during a war; the buildings have remained intact since their construction in 1820.
Kanazawa Higashiyama Shitsurae faces onto Hiromi, the central part of this district.
Everybody who comes here is welcomed by the willow tree that stands here displaying its supple branches.

an art gallery without glass cases


Our building is "an art gallery without glass cases" consisting of six rooms.
The Craft Room contains displays of works of master artisans who have earned the title of "Traditional Craftsman" for their skillful techniques. The Lacquer Room features the works of Wajima lacquerware artisans. Beyond the gold-leaf-coated suspension bridge a special, luxurious space called Green Bamboo Earthen Wall Room. In the Shitsurae Room you will find a stage coated with black lacquer against a backdrop of gold-leaf-coated folding screens. Our Kuniko Treasury offers a selection of one-of-a-kind accessories made of materials such as metal, lacquerware, and amber. Last but not least, our Café YANAGI-AN tearoom offers matcha powdered green tea and unbaked Japanese-style sweets, served in Ohi pottery, to be enjoyed while taking in the view of the willow tree that is the symbol of the Higashi Chaya District.