Are there gold mines near Kanazawa? I have no idea. But there is a tradition of gold leaf decoration that's even found its way into food
Sushi Don (don stands for donburi and basically means a bowl of rice, so this is sushi on top of rice)
Unagi Don - unagi is eel, and it is gorgeous. I really don't understand why we can't find it on Irish menus. I remember once in Graiguenamanagh, we saw a big Norwegian truck picking up a load of eels from a local supplier - it was like an oil truck, except it was carrying water and live eels.
coffee and gold leaf