About the Seki Blacksmith Oral History Museum
The Seki Blacksmith Oral History Museum is a museum that collects items related to Seki, Gifu Prefecture’s famous blacksmithing. It is a facility that aims to educate about the tradition of blacksmithing that has been passed down since the Kamakura period(1185–1333). In the museum you will find Seki’s representative kanemoto and kanesada as well as items related to the manufacturing process on display. This includes custom knife collections, scissors, knives, as well as modern cutlery products. You can also watch demonstrations of Japanese sword forging in a show open to the general public where the techniques and crafts of blacksmithing are shown. This showing is done on very specific days: The 2nd of January and the first Sunday in the months of March, April, June, and November, and during the month of October there are several demonstrations in a sword arts festival period. With the exception of the 2nd of January showing, the times are 3 times per day at 10:00, 13:30, and 14:30. The admission to the museum is free on these days, so it is highly recommended you visit during a showing date.
From the Nagaragawa Railway’s Hamonokaikan-Mae station (刃物会館前駅) you can walk 5 minutes to the museum. By car, take the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway to Seki IC (関IC) and there’s free parking at the museum.
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Description: Seki Blacksmith Oral History Museum
|Sights||Seki Blacksmith Oral History Museum (関鍛冶伝承館)|
9-1 Minamikasugacho, Seki, Gifu Prefecture
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0575-23-3825|
|Closed dates||Tuesday Specific dates|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 200yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Seki Blacksmith Oral History Museum