Ushikubi Pongee Silk Hakusan-Koubou

Traditional woven fabric that has been produced in the Shiramine District at the foot of Mt. Hakusan for over 800 years. Preserving the time-honored techniques, the company manufactures products using an integrated approach from thread-making by hand-reeling silk off dupion cocoons through to weaving. You can observe the manufacturing processes which bring this fabric into being. Please see the following English website for brief descreptions about Ushikubi Pongee Silk, including its characteristics, production process, and historical backgraound.



Nishiyama Co., ltd. Ushikubi Pongee Silk Hakusan-Koubou
Nu17, Shiramine, Hakusan, ISHIKAWA, 920-2501 JAPAN

80 min. by car from kanazawa Station; 60 min. by car from Komatsu Airport


Admission fee Adult 400 yen; Child 250 yen
Group rates (350 yen for adults and 200 yen for children) apply for groups of 15 or more. (Group reservation must be made at least one week prior to the intended visit date.)
Working days and hours 9:00 - 16:00, Mon. through Wed. and Fri, through Sun.
Closings Every Thursday and winter break (Dec. through Mar. in the following year)
The facility may be closed on days other than those listed above due to certain circumstances. (Prior confirmation required.)
Visitor capacity 20 persons
Time required for a tour Approx. 30 min.
Language Japanese only
Reservation Required
Fill out the reservation form below.
URL: (Japanese only)
Other conditions Services are available only in Japanese. Please arrange your own interpreter if one is needed.