Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum
A long-standing knife and Japanese sword forge that still operates by bellows even today.
A studio that forges Japanese swords and knives, founded in 1872. As well as forging the Japanese sword awarded to the winner of the All Japan Student Sumo Championships, they are also famous for creating a warding sickle to protect against evil during the great restoration of work on the world heritage site of the five-storied pagoda of Horyuji Temple in 1952. This sickle, which is newly made once every 200 - 300 years, was created by collecting up and reforging old nails from the dismantling of Horyuji Temple, and is said to contain nails from 1300 years ago. Inside the forge you can see, and even touch, a spare sickle that was forged at that time.
1-1-27 Sakuranochonishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi
Approximately a 5 minute walk for from "Ayanotei" stop on the Hankai Line 15 minute walk from "Shichido Station" on the Nankai Line
Weekdays 9:00 ~ 18:00 Sat, Sun, holidays 11:00 ~ 16:00
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Unscheduled holidays (almost none), end of year period
Paid parking nearby
Groups up to 20 - 30 people possible