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About Sakuda

 Gold Leaf Sakuda was launched in 1919 by a producing artisan of gold leaf, later earning the patronage of the Buddhist altar and altar accessory industry in addition to those in craft-related fields as a wholesaler carrying a diversity of gold leaf, a position in which it remains today. At first, we were engaged in sales of gold leaf as a material, but beginning around 1970 when we first considered making craft goods using gold leaf on our own, we began making our Crafts Made By Gold Leaf Masters, and we have been striving towards crafting our products as we hold on to our dream of making products that will be considered as traditional works of craft 50 years or 100 years from now. In the initial stages, we were making gold leaf lacquerware with gold leaf applied to Yamanaka lacquerware, but today we are producing numerous hybrid products combining gold leaf with traditional Japanese craft techniques produced throughout the country, in addition to the numerous variations we have with glass, cloth, copperware, and so forth.

 Now, Kanazawa shoulders approximately 100% of domestic production of gold leaf and has become recognized as the “Town of Gold Leaf” by visitors from Japan and around the world. Gold Leaf Sakuda has its main store near the Higashi Chaya District, a Kanazawa tourist area, and features tours of the gold leaf manufacturing process, hands-on gilting workshops, a gold leaf mini-museum, gold leaf crafts shop, golden restrooms made with gold leaf and platinum foil, and much, much more. We are sure you can enjoy your fill of gold leaf’s charm. Our store also has a homely atmosphere and we offer a warm welcome to all of our guests visiting the store.

 Since 2008, we have been featured in the Michelin Blue Guide for tourism and numerous overseas guides to Japan, and every year we are visited by guests from 80-90 countries around the world. We would be more than pleased to welcome you when you stop by on your visit to Ishikawa and Kanazawa. Moving forward, we as a staff will give it our utmost in seeking out the radiance inherent in gold leaf to ensure that we can provide products that can earn the love, delight, and satisfaction of our customers. Also, we are ready for and ideas and/or advice from you on crafts using gold leaf, so if there is anything that you notice please feel free to let us know.

Company Name Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Inc.
Gold and Silver Leaf Craft Sakuda Inc.
(Gold Leaf Sakuda)
Sakuda Shoji LLC
Address 〒920-0831 
1-3-27 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi
TEL/FAX TEL:+81-(0)76-251-6777(Rep.) 
FAX:+81-(0)76-251-6677
Representative President & CEO Kazunori Sakuda
Founded February 20, 1919
Number of Employees 40
Business Overview Manufacture and sale of gold leaf; wholesale operations; management of direct-owned stores; development of gold leaf crafts
Branch Store
  • Main Store

    1-3-27 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-251-6777

  • Chaya District Store

    1-3-40 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-251-8955

  • Anto Location

    1-1 Kinoshinbo-machi, Kanazawa-shi

    TEL: +81-(0)76-260-3847

  • Ishikawa Prefecture Sightseeing Goods Center Location

    2-20 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-222-5181

  • Hakusan Kaido Market Location

    2398-1 Tokumitsu-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-274-9731

  • Toya Marche Location

    1-220 Meirin-cho, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-441-0788

Products Gold leaf, silver leaf, various gold and silver powders, gold bullion, etc. Real gold dust-crafted byobu folding screens, Furosaki byobu folding screens (for tea ceremonies), gold and silver leaf crafts, grease-removing paper, gold maki-e stickers etc.
History
  • February 1919

    First Generation Katsuji Sakuda Established Sakuda Foil Productions

  • April 1930

    Renamed to Sakuda Brothers Foil Productions

  • 1953

    Built foil plant at 1-3 Asano Honmachi, Kanazawa-shi
    Renamed to Sakuda Foil and Powder Productions and Sales

  • March 1978

    Established Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Inc.

  • July 1980

    Established Gold and Silver Leaf Craft Sakuda Co.

  • November 1981

    Completed head office building

  • July 1987

    Established Sakuda Shoji LLC

  • October 1988

    Expanded head office building

  • May 2009

    Completed directly-owned branch store at entrance to Higashi Chaya District Gold Leaf Sakuda

Store Guide

  • 金箔屋さくだ 本店

    Gold Leaf Sakuda Main Store

    Address: 〒920-0831 1-3-27 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-251-6777 (Reception 9:00 ~ 17:30)

    FAX: +81-(0)76-251-6677

    Operating Hours: 9:00 ~ 18:00
    *Varies by seasonFactory Tours: 9:00-18:00
    *We ask that guests taking tours in a group arrive by 17:30.

    We have a store about 100 meters from the Higashi Chaya District. The interior of the store is spacious and guests can get their fill first-hand of gold leaf’s appeal through purchasing, browsing, or joining a hands-on workshop.
  • 金箔屋さくだ 茶屋街店

    Gold Leaf Sakuda Chaya District Store

    Address: 〒920-0831 1-3-40 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi

    TEL +81-(0)76-251-8955 (Reception 9:00 ~ 17:30)

    Operating Hours: 9:00 ~ 18:00
    *Varies by season

    We pick up our customers at the entrance of the Higashi Chaya District. The glass-covered interior brims with a sense of openness, and we carry many gold leaf trinkets and food products. It also makes for an ideal picture spot.
  • 金箔屋さくだ あんと店

    Gold Leaf Sakuda Anto Location (JR Kanazawa Station)

    Address: 〒920-0858 1-1 Kinoshinbo-machi, Kanazawa-shi

    TEL +81-(0)76-260-3847 (Reception 9:00 ~ 17:30)

    Operating Hours: 8:30 ~ 20:00

  • 金箔屋さくだ 石川県観光物産館店

    Gold Leaf Sakuda Ishikawa Prefecture Sightseeing Goods Center Location

    Address: 〒920-0936 2-20 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi

    TEL: +81-(0)76-222-5181 (Reception 9:00 ~ 17:30)

    Operating Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00 *Varies by season

  • 金箔屋さくだ はくさん街道市場店

    Gold Leaf Sakuda Hakusan Kaido Market Location

    Address: 〒924-0071 2398-1 Tokumitsu-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa-ken

    TEL +81-(0)76-274-9731 (Reception 9:00 ~ 17:30)

    Operating Hours: 9:00 ~ 19:00

  • 金箔屋さくだ とやマルシェ店

    Gold Leaf Sakuda Toya Marche Location (JR Toyama Station 1F)

    Address: 〒930-0001 1-220 Meirin-cho, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken

    TEL: +81-(0)76-441-0788 (Reception 9:00 ~ 17:30)

    Operating Hours: 8:30 ~ 20:30

Instore View

Access to Head Office

Access from Kanazawa Station

Hokuriku Railroad Joka-machi Kanazawa Excursion Bus... Operates in 15-minute intervals, travels mainly around sightseeing spots for a fare of 200 JPY per ride
From Platform 7 of the Kanazawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal, disembark at stop ⑤ Hashiba-cho if traveling clockwise or ⑪ Hashiba-cho if traveling counter-clockwise. It takes approximately 5 minutes on foot to the Chaya District from either bus stop. *Passengers on buses traveling clockwise will arrive more quickly.
Hokuriku Railroad Bus Operates from the East Exit of Kanazawa Station
From Platform 7 of the Kanazawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal, board the by-way-of “Hashiba-cho” bus, disembark at “Hashiba-cho”. It approximately a 5-minute walk in the direction of the Chaya District. *Passengers can disembark at the bus stop nearest Highashiyama by boarding the bus bound for Yanagibashi by way of Hashiba-cho. Other “Hashiba-cho” buses will unload at places that are slightly further away. *When coming from the area around Omi-cho Market, board the bus at the “Kanazawa Hako-machi” Mae bus stop across from Omi Market and disembark at “Hashiba-cho”.
JR Bus … Operates from Kanazawa Station East Exit
From Platform 4 of the Kanazawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal, board any bus by-way-of “Hashiba-cho” or “Higashiyama” and disembark at that bus stop. It takes approximately 5 minutes on foot to the Chaya District from either bus stop.
Kanazawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal
Platform 4/Platform 7
Kanazawa Hako-machi Mae
Musashigatsuji Bus Stop Platform
Hashiba-cho Bus Platform
* Disembark here.
* Located where the red pin is on the above map"

Access from outside of Ishikawa

Train

Osaka - Kanazawa
・Thunderbird: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Nagoya - Kanazawa
・Shirasagi: Approximately 3 hours
・Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train (transfer at Maibara): Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes

Tokyo - Kanazawa
・Kagayaki Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Long-Distance Bus
From Tokyo (Ikebukuro, Shinjuku), Hachioji, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Takayama, Matsumoto, Sendai, Niigata, and Kyoto
Plane
Tokyo (Haneda) - Komatsu: Approximately 1 hour
Sapporo - Komatsu: Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes
Sendai - Komatsu: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
Fukuoka - Komatsu: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Okinawa - Komatsu: Approximately 2 hours 5 minutes
From Komatsu Airport, disembark in front of Kanazawa Station on a Kanazawa City thru bus or Super Express (requires approximately 40-60 minutes)
Car
・From Fukui・
Make a U-turn at the first light after exiting the Higashi Kanazawa Interchange. After traveling straight and not going over the overpass, turn left towards the city at “Tanaka Intersection”, travel straight for a while and go straight at the “Higashiyama Intersection” (use caution as the street is narrow) and turn right at the first corner. Our parking lot will soon be on your left.
・From Toyama・
After exiting the Higashi Kanazawa Interchange and not going over the overpass after traveling straight, turn left towards the city at “Tanaka Intersection” travel straight for a while and go straight at the “Higashiyama Intersection” (use caution as the street is narrow) and turn right at the first corner. Our parking lot will soon be on your left.

About the Bus Parking Lot

Higashiyama Sightseeing Bus Parking Lot

Capacity : 5 Buses
Operating Hours : 9 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Days Off : No Standard Days Off
Price : First 90 minutes: 1,950 JPY, every additional 60 minutes: 510 JPY
(*1,540 JPY for those who have used the Municipal Sightseeing Parking Lot on the same day)
Location : 3-3-38 Higashiyama
TEL : +81-(0)76-251-7501
The red pin shows the parking lot in question, the green pin shows the closest parking