Perhaps unsurprising in a city with such a focus on history, the kimono craft is also vitally important in Kanazawa. Between film shoots in the historic tea houses, the number of geishas in the city and those looking to be married in traditional clothing, there’s enough business to keep the ancient practise of Kaga Yuzen alive. With over 200 years of history, it’s another trade specific to the region, and today you can learn about its past, visit their workshop and, of course, buy some of the beautiful dyed silks.