Gold leaf Sakuda

If you’re looking for a unique, fun, and artsy experience in Kanazawa, definitely drop by the Sakuda gold & silver leaf store! “Sakuda is located in the Higashichaya-gai district of Kanazawa and is within walking distance from Kenrokuen Gardens and Kanazawa Castle.”

Obligatory bicycle photo! I love this town, it’s so calm and picturesque.

So happy my friend / JTB girl Pia is a quick learner! She took all my ootds and “candid” shots for this trip, hehe.

Couldn’t resist not taking each others photos while walking to the store.

Grandpa-san on a bike!

First thing to greet me upon entering the store is this cute Hello Kitty plush doll.

Gold tip chopsticks.

This is where the fun begins! We all experienced making our very own gold-leaf product! Our instructor was very patient and taught us step-by-step!

“You can book into a workshop and have a go at embellishing some gold-leaf onto your very own pair of chopsticks or jewellery box for you to take home! Participants also receive a 10% discount off all other in-store purchases on the day of their workshop.”

We were asked to choose our preferred designs/ metal templates.

I chose the bunny!

Everyone’s so focused again! haha!


I slightly regretted being an over achiever. I was initially just going for the rabbit…then I added a moon…and sakura flowers…and petals. I nearly went crazy cutting these out but I think my hard work paid off in the end!

After cutting out the design, you stick it on top of the jewelry box cover.

Adhesive for the gold!

I SURVIVED!!! Do you like my design?!

Ahh <3 Glittering gold specks.

Carefully peeled off the template and…voila!!!

Super proud of myself for finishing this, lol. Got to take it home as well!

Arigato gozaimasu, sensei!

You can purchase several souvenirs from the store as well 🙂

See you on my next post! Hope you enjoyed!

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