The beginning of the foil started with the idea that the founder wanted "to use the beauty of gold leaf everyday." Currently, while continuing traditional techniques, we are offering a new style of crafts. We're sticking to the Japanese style, stuck to the materials, Kanazawa craftsmen carefully make one by one.
About gold leaf
More than 98% of Japan's gold leaf is produced in Kanazawa. Gold leaves are used for various craft items including temples, shrines and with high historical values such as Kinkakuji and Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Among the traditional crafts handed down in Kanazawa, gold leaf was developed because Noh and tea ceremony were performed actively in the cultural incentive measures of the clan that traditional crafts developed.
About Kanazawa City
Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture flourished as a castle town of Maeda family known for Kaga Hyakumangoku, and the Kaga lord owners in the Edo period concentrated on cultural incentives measures. At that time many workers were invited from Kyoto and Edo, so now in Ishikawa Prefecture, 36 industries such as Kanazawa Foil, Kaga Yuzen, Kanazawa lacquer ware, Kutani ware etc are inherited as traditional craft items.
Hakuichi was born in Kanazawa where many traditional crafts remain in Japan.
We plan, manufacture, sell crafts, cosmetics, edible gold leaf etc with gold foil as the axis. Recently, it is Japan's only gold leaf comprehensive manufacturer that is developing new style in a wide range of fields such as architecture and interior, recognized as expressive power like Japan and high technology.