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Connecting travelers with the local community — Learning about local traditional crafts and culture

We regularly offer “koto-experience” services that allow guests to explore the traditional culture of the region, connecting travelers with the local community and making their travels all the more enjoyable through experiences that expose them to the traditional culture and values unique to the region.
We offer a variety of workshops for you to learn the traditional Kanazawa culture, such as painting the Kaga-Hachiman Okiagari tumbler dolls and painting kokeshi dolls adorned with Kaga Yuzen.

Craft Experience

We provide handmade kits for making traditional, cultural crafts that you can try at any time during your stay or at home. We recommend these as a souvenir or a memento of your trip in discovering the charms of Kanazawa. You can try it at your convenience.

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Local Charm Discovery Channel — Let’s go A journey to discover local attractions!

The “Local Charm Discovery Channel” introducing the traditional culture of each region is available on the official Youtube channel of GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts. The videos focus on the traditional culture passed down in each region, with people engaged in traditional industries sharing their cultural history, their passion for crafts, as well as their deepest thoughts about tradition and culture.

Smile in Crimson Clothing — Kaga-Hachiman Okiagari Tumbler Dolls / Yae Nakashima, Nakashima Menya

Kaga-Hachiman Okiagari tumbler doll is popular as a furnishing with its round body and cute, round eyes. Yae Nakashima of Nakashima Menya, a long-established local toy store in Kanazawa with a history of about 140 years, will introduce the history of Kaga-Hachiman Okiagari tumbler dolls and her thoughts about it.

Kaga Yuzen Kokeshi Dolls — Distinctive in Their Own Ways / Nami Niinou, Kanazawa Komachi

Nami Niinou started making yuzen kokeshi dolls adorned with Kaga Yuzen-dyed fabrics in the hope of increasing the number of encounters with Kaga Yuzen dyeing, which delicately depicts natural forms of beauty. Together with her father Tomohide Niino, a yuzen dyeing artist, she will introduce the history and her thoughts on the craft.