Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Full-scale Plan)

【OUTLINE】
Learn the history and process of Japanese sword making and make your own blade under the guidance of the master swordsmith.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Visit the Traditional Swordsmith Museum
・Learn Japanese Sword Making from a high-skilled Japanese master swordsmith
・Create your own blade by heating, hammering, and folding the metals by your own
・Visit Seki City, the “Samurai Knife City”, the land of the greatest swordsmiths for over 780 years.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Seki, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Craft Classes




【OUTLINE】
Learn the history and process of Japanese sword making and make your own blade under the guidance of the master swordsmith.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Visit the Traditional Swordsmith Museum
・Learn Japanese Sword Making from a high-skilled Japanese master swordsmith
・Create your own blade by heating, hammering, and folding the metals by your own
・Visit Seki City, the “Samurai Knife City”, the land of the greatest swordsmiths for over 780 years.

Itinerary

【DETAILS】
Seki City, located in Gifu Prefecture, is one of the most well-known, highly regarded and most prestigious areas of blade production in the world. The Japanese swordsmiths of Seki continuing to produce in the traditional forging style that has been passed down for centuries.

Your day trip will start with a visit to the Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum. The museum shows 700 years of history and tradition in blade-making. Next, you will be transferred to the swordmaster’s workshop. Your master swordsmith, Kanemasa Ohno, is second generation of swordsmiths from the school “Minoden”. This sword school is the youngest of the five traditional schools.
You will start to learn about the history and philosophy of Japanese sword making and then, you will watch a demonstration by the master swordsmith. You will get hands-on and experience forging the iron with a hammer. The process of creating your own blade has different steps that you will learn in this amazing experience.

At the end you will complete this activity, marking with your name your blade.

Goo deep into the history and secrets of Japanese swords!

Stop At:

• Seki Blacksmithing Tradition Museum, 9-1 Minamikasugacho, Seki 0575-23-9922 Gifu Prefecture