One hour from Osaka Learn How to Make Only One Samurai Knife with Your Name

Classes & Workshops in Kansai

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【Outline】Traveling one hour from Shin-Osaka by a bullet train or one hour from the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle, by car, you will get to the mountain full of nature. A swordsmith craftsman certified by the Agency of Cultural Affairs will welcome you and teach you carefully how to make a Samurai knife there. Also, the knife will have your name engraved which should be a special memorabilia of your trip. You will be able to bring back the knife to your country as a deposit baggage.【Highlights】 ・Mold the Japanese sword steel material into a Samurai knife・Experience of fire making(Mold steel material by using a hammer )・Create Hamon (blade pattern) which is unique to a Japanese sword by quenching・Take back home your self-made samurai knife・Observe the making process of Japanese swords (Samurai sword) (option)・Learn the history of Japanese swordsmith from interpreting guide (option)
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRakan no Sato is a beautiful historical park where you can feel the four seasons with the trees and flowers such as sakura (cherry blossoms), camellia, and colored leafs. There are the Rakan statues which were made to mourn the spirit of the warriors during Japan's Sengoku (Warring States) Period and a water mill which is rare nowadays. You will be able to relax while feeling the nature and history there. You can experience the traditional work of making a Samurai sword from a swordsmith certified by the Agency of Cultural Affairs. In the process, you will mold the Japanese sword steel material into a Samurai knife by using a hammer, create Hamon (blade pattern) which is unique to a Japanese sword by quenching, and polish it. A god of blacksmithing is enshrined in the sword factory. Experience concentrating your mind and the work of swordsmith done with soul. It includes work with blades and fire. As it will be a long work, please follow the instructions and be very careful not to get injured.The swordsmith will engrave your name on the Samurai knife you made. Although the knife is small, it makes full use of the techniques of the Japanese sword making. The knife with your name on will be the only one in the world. It will absolutely be a special memorabilia of your visit to Japan.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: 桔梗隼光鍛刀場.Pass By: Himeji Castle, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Kinki

What’s included

  • Snacks - Light meal (sandwiches) and drink (coffee or water)
  • Samurai knife and a case

What’s not included

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