At a century-old smith's unveil the secrets of Japanese blades
At Sadamasa, a local smith's specialized in farming and house tools, they keep making blades by hand. The crasman forges his knives, made from hard steel with a backbone of so iron, relying solely on his experience, his bare eyes and ears. Under his guide, over the course of two days, you will learn what makes Japanese blacksmithing so special and experience making a knife from scratch with your own hands. You'll bring home a one-of-a-kind souvenir from Japan.
Japanese blacksmithing is famous all over the world thanks to katana, the samurai blades. Swords are not in use anymore, but their lethal beauty and unmatched sharpness can still be found in traditional Japanese kitchen knives which are harder, lighter and sharper than their western counterparts.
〜 Why choose this activity 〜
- The powerful atmosphere pervading the workshop: the old-fashioned machinery, the instruments and
the walls covered with a thick black coating bear
testimony to years of work at the forge.
- You can observe up-close a real blacksmith's technique.
- You can participate in the making of your own blade
|Period||All year |
7 days prior the date of the activity
|Capacity||Max. 3 persons Min. 1 person |
*Children 13 years old and above can participate in this activity if accompanied by an adult
|Price||- 1 person x 1 knife||/person||24,000 JPY (tax excl.)|
|- 2 people x 1 knife||/group||28,000 JPY (tax excl.)|
|- Included in the price:||Knife, Activity fee, Insurance, English-speaking guide|
|- Payment method||Paypal|
|- Cancellation policy||from 7 days prior to activity day : 30%|
from 3 days prior to activity day : 50%
1 day before the activity day : 70%
the activity day : 100%
|8 : 30||Meet at JR Chino Station with guide|
|9 : 00||Arrival at Sadamasa- Tour begins Brief introduction about Japanese knives|
|9 : 40||Move to the workshop|
Knife making experience (part 1)
Our smith will guide you through the process of forging, polishing, quenching etc.
|11 : 40||Back to the shop|
Small tour of the various blades forged at the smithy.
|12 : 00||Activity ends for the day|
|9 : 00||Arrival at Sadamasa -Tour begins|
|9 : 10||Move to the workshop|
Knife making (part 2)
Our smith will guide you through the process of putting an edge to the blade, sharpening etc.
|11 : 30||The knife is complete!|
|11 : 40||Visit to the storehouse|
|12 : 00||Activity ends|
|Reservation||E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org|