A lesser known of the Kaga region’s traditional crafts, Kaga metal inlay begins by carving a pattern into the base material in which to embed brilliant metal. With the nanako, or “fish roe inlay” technique, drill a hole, insert silver wire and pound to inlay. The resulting embossed point resembles a single fish roe, giving the technique its name. With the line inlay technique, sand and polish silver wire into carved grooves. Using these two techniques, you can make your choice of earrings, pendants, tie clips, and earphone jack dust plugs.
Gallery Sable hosts the production, exhibition and sale of Kaga inlay products on its first floor and offers rent of the space on its third floor for studio workshops. Special consultations for other simple inlay patterns available upon request.
Reservations are required seven days in advance.View website
|1) Nanako inlay
|2) Line inlay
- 7-29 Otemachi, Kanazawa
- 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Tuesdays, New Year holidays
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