Kanazawa has been producing gold leaf for over 400 years, with its rich history dating back to the Edo period. The city's ideal climate and high-quality water have made it a leading centre for gold leaf production. Today, Kanazawa not only produces 99% of Japan's gold leaf, but also plays a vital role in preserving the country's cultural and artistic legacy with their crafts and preservation efforts.

Established in 1975, Hakuichi has been instrumental in modernizing the gold leaf industry, with a notable achievement being the creation of edible gold leaf that has received worldwide recognition. Hakuichi's dedication to excellence and creativity has not only upheld Japanese heritage but has also established them as a prominent representative of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.