Wajima is famous throughout Japan as the home of a distinctive style of lacquerware. Regarded as one of the most durable versions of the form, owing to an unusual mineral which is added to the coating, it has been sought after and desired for centuries. Shops, studios and schools all display and sell it around Wajima City, but the generations of expertise which have gone into each piece come at a high price. To have a look at it in action, you can also visit a Yubeshi shop where they sell a sort of slow-cooked yuzu jelly which is often given as a gift and enjoyed as a dessert. The Yubeshi shop in downtown Wajima serves it up on the town’s lacquerware – two slices of history in one.