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Traditonal forging of Japanese swords

[May 8, 2020]

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The traditional craftsmanship inherited from generation to generation

Traditonal forging of Japanese swords

The traditional skills of the Seki Method of sword making have been inherited since the Kamakura era. The most exciting scene is that of a sword smith hitting an iron ingot, making a circle from the other side with a hammer. A big hammer held by a sword smith standing beside and a short hammer held by another sword smith sitting beside create a comfortable rhythm. The sound of fire and the flagrance of iron are sensed. By the repetition of hitting and folding the iron plate, the impurities are expelled and the hardness of the iron increases through the process of forging.

Open to the public

Date of the demonstration of sword making

<Date of the demonstration of sword making> 2020

 Sunday, November 1, Sunday, December 6, Sunday, February 7, Sunday, March 7

 ※It was canceled for the infection spread prevention of new coronavirus infectious disease on Sunday, April 5, Sunday, May 3, Sunday, June 7, Sunday, July 5, Sunday, August 2, Sunday, September 6.

Cutlery Festival
Saturday, October 10, 11th Sunday

Shoot; the beginning type
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Holding contents and time

◇Traditional forging of Japanese swords/swordsmith

You can see training of force that spark to hit when it heats steel is scattered.

・From 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (there is more commentary of production process than 11:00 a.m.)

・From 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

◇You can see technique of craftsman (polisher of swords, master of pattern winding, master of sheath, master of silver) making exterior of master of exterior skill demonstration sword. 

・From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

・From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


※They shoot, and expression, Cutlery Festival period become another schedule at the start.

<shoot the beginning type>

Secondary to Shinto ritual from 10:00 a.m., we released training skill exhibition

Cutlery Festival

Traditional forging of Japanese swords 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Master of exterior skill demonstration 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.


seki**denshokan (9-1, Minamikasugacho, Seki-shi)

・We released training (Japanese sword training ground)

・Skill exhibition (seki**denshokannai) 


Training visit charges (training ground admission 300 yen for adults high school student 200 yen primary and secondary student 100 yen)

Skill exhibition visit charges (300 yen for adults high school student 200 yen primary and secondary student 100 yen to include in seki**denshokannyukanryo)


  • About five minutes' walk from Hamonokaikanmae station on the Nagaragawa Railway Line
  • It is about ten minutes by car from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Seki interchange
  • It is about 15 minutes by car from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Tomika Seki interchange


Seki City Office collaboration promotion part culture section (Cultural Center)
Telephone: 0575-24-6455
Seki City Office Industry and Economy Division Tourism Division (north the second floor of the government building)
Telephone: 0575-23-7704

Genre in organization

Collaboration promotion part culture section (cherry blossoms 2-30-1, Honcho Cultural Center)

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