Beginning

About 20 million years ago, active volcanic activity on the Japan Sea side created holy Mt. Hakusan, producing treasures in the land, such as copper deposits, gems including agate, opal, crystal, and jasper, tuff stones of good quality, and raw pottery stone used for Kutani pottery.
By utilizing these treasures, the people of Komatsu have accumulated a rich stone culture where people, objects, and techniques have interacted for more than 2,300 years.
Nata, Bodai, and Takigahara Production Areas of Jasper

Natural Monuments

Nata, Bodai, and Takigahara Production Areas of Jasper

Nata, Bodai, and Takigahara areas in Komatsu City were the largest area for jasper mining between the Yayoi Period and the Kofun (Tumulus) Period. The people at that time processed excellent quality underground resources into jewelry by using then cutting-edge processing techniques, while distributing these products among regional clans and powerful individuals across the country. The skills and techniques of the forerunners of Komatsu represented the birth of the primal brand for craftmanship in Komatsu, while serving as the driving force for Komatsu's creative arts and crafts.

Nata, Bodai, and Takigahara areas of Komatsu City