The Sakai Traditional Crafts Museum is reopening after a remodeling based on the concept of allowing people with no understanding of the traditional crafts of Sakai to learn about, enjoy, and feel close to them.
The first floor retail space named Takumi Shop: Knife / Grindstones offers a varied range of knives for all sorts of uses, made from different materials with several types of handles. You are sure to be able to find just the knife you need. In the Takumi Shop: Traditional industrial products / SAKAI brand products you can find not only traditional crafts such as printing or bleaching cotton and incense sticks, but also seasonings which is perfect for everyday use and expertly crafted items that also make wonderful gifts.
In the second floor Takumi Exhibition: Traditional Industry Exhibition the space is skillfully used to show off garments made using chusen dyeing, nassen printing, and wazarashi bleaching, as well as Sakai carp streamers. Also classes are held to experience knife-sharpening, incense making and so on.
The Sakai Knife Museum "Cut" exhibits the history, production techniques, and tools used to make knives in Sakai. You can find practical examples, models, and illustrations on display, as well as the awe-inspiring HIBANA chandelier made from materials used in the knife-making process.
1-1-30 Zaimokuchonishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi
Alight at "Myokokujimae Station" on the Hankai Line, alight at the Nankai Bus "Hanataguchi Bus Tei"
10:00 ~ 17:00
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Every third Tuesday (if a holiday, closed the following day instead) and year end period December 29 to January 3 (and other irregular holidays)
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5 free spaces available. If full, there’s paid parking at the Zaimokucho Nishi Parking Lot (neighboring the museum to the north) and One Park (on the same side as the museum to the south). Visitors who spend \2000 or more will receive 1h parking ticket.
Sakai Traditional Crafts Museum (SAKAI DENSHOKAN)
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