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  1. Japan
  2. Hiroshima

Shimanto: Full–Day Blacksmith Knife Workshop with Experts

Product ID: 165995
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Experience blacksmith cutlery production from ancient times in Japan at Tatara Iron & Steel Forging Workshop Kurogane, surrounded by the Shimanto River area of Kochi Prefecture, with mountains and river wilderness in abundance.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Experience kitchen knife creation via ancient forging techniques
  • Observe the gradual change of steel material as the process progresses
  • Learn from knowledgeable and courteous English staff
  • Find peace in Shimanto's wilderness
Full description
During your tour, experience the process of making original cutlery, including kitchen knives, cutting knives and possibly scissors too from steel using fire and special techniques. Engrave wedding memorials and memories of the trip.

The workshop is in Kuchiyanai Village, in the middle of the Shimanto River middle basin, and you can relax leisurely in the river after losing yourself in the making of cutlery. If you are lucky, encounter deer, wild boar, monkeys and other wild animals. Get yourself ready to enjoy the unique experience of Japan from the heart of great nature.
  • Workshop in English
  • Equipment necessary for the experience (work clothes, protective glasses, raw materials, a set of tools)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation expenses to the experience location

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please come in clothes that you do not mind getting soiled
• Since the temperature in the workshop will also rise from June to September in the summer, please bring some drinks
• Depending on the number of people in the experience and the degree of refinement of the cutlery, creations may be sent for finishing at the workshop at a later date
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
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Trip Designer Inc.

Product ID: 165995