25 October 2016

The taste of gold

The city of Kanazawa, Japan, is famous for its production of gold leaf dating back to the late sixteenth century. It’s extremely thin, ranging from 0.1 to 0.125 thousandths of a meter, and is applied to all types of objects or incorporated into cosmetics. We can even go as far as eating it as a coating on sweets or ice cream.

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