This tour was developed for professional and hobby blacksmiths and knife makers in Australia. While the tour focuses on all things ‘Japanese Blades’ there was also time to investigate some of Japan’s rich culture with a traditional Japanese hot-pot meal and show, a visit to the mind blowing Robot Restaurant, a trip to Arashiyama bamboo grove, Golden Pavilion and a cooking class. The tour introduces a famous chisel maker in Tokyo, blacksmith (sword maker), sword polisher, and scabbard maker as well as a trip to a traditional Japanese hardware store, and several knife stores. This tour is suitable for anyone who is interested to explore diverse Japanese culture with a strong emphasis on all things to do with blades. The highlight of the tour is the two day Hamon Festival in Seki City where 70 vendors of hand-crafted and mass produced knife makers display and sell their creations. If you are looking for the perfect and unique kitchen knife-set then this is the tour you should be on!
On this day tour you will visit the workshops, usually located within the home of the various specialists involved in creating the Japanese sword, visit a traditional hardware store and sword shop to see the finished products, various other weapons and meet the president of the company. The artisans include:
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