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Katana Knife Sword Making in Kyoto Workshop
Forge your very own Japanese kogatana (small blade) with an artisan swordsmith. Learn about the traditional blade-forging process, which uses the same materials and techniques as a full-size katana. At the end of the experience, take the beautiful product of your creation home with you.Meet your friendly and knowledgeable swordsmith at the forge, and begin your hands-on smithing lesson. Begin to work away at transforming raw metal into a delicate instrument of your design as the expert swordsmith guides the process with a steady hand.Pick up a wealth of knowledge on the traditional craft, including the precise nature of the materials and how the process scales up when producing a full-sized Japanese sword. In between sweaty forging sessions, marvel at the natural beauty of the Kameoka region, which has served as a filming site for many Japanese films. At the end of your artisan crafting session, take home your very own kogatana to cherish forever.
The forge is located 1 hour from central of Kyoto.Meet your friendly and knowledgeable swordsmith at the forge, and begin your hands-on smithing lesson.
All the process as below in 4 hours of activity:
1.Hidukuri（火造り）Heat with iron charcoal. Tap with a hand to make iron into a knife shape2.Yakinamashi（焼きなまし）Heating iron up to 700 degrees, then, put it in the straw charcoal to cool down.
(For preparing iron particles)3.Tuchitori（土取り）Put soil to distinguish where you want to bake and where you do not want to bake when quenching iron.4.Meigiri（銘切り）Carve a name with chisel5.Yakiire（焼入れ）Work to harden the blade edge. Heat to 750 degrees, then quench with water.Then, take home your very own kogatana to cherish forever.
※ 2 For booking guests only. Unauthorized persons are prohibited. Unauthorized persons are prohibited.
Please note that our cancellation policy is of 1 day before, otherwise we will charge you 100% cancellation fee.
IncludedMetals needed to make your knifeLesson workshopYour handmade souvenir
Not IncludedTransportationPick up and drop off
Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum"Kyoto samurai & ninja museum. Kyoto's best rated samurai, ninja, martial arts and history museum. Our samurai souvenir gift shop also has swords, katana, tabi socks, tabi shoes. A samurai village and samurai house feeling including a ninja dojo inside the museum. The ninja park for kids and a separate kimono tea ceremony room for families also available. Samurai and Kyoto have always been associated throughout history. From the early Heian period to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate the samurai and ninja always roamed the streets of Kyoto. Now they are back! Japan's largest experience based museum dedicated to the glorious history of brave samurai warriors, everlasting ninja fighters and the martial arts. Located in the heart of Kyoto.
Address: Teramachi Utanokoji building 2F, 292, Higashidaimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 〒604-8043 google map
After booking online you will get your voucher instantly via email! Frequently Asked Questions FAQ 1- Is there a samurai show every day and every hour? Yes we continuously have samurai shows all the time. If sensei is not there, you are given voucher to come watch the samurai show on another day. 2- Is there are samurai gift shop in the museum? Yes, we have many samurai and ninja goods for sale. 3- Do you sell real or replica swords? Yes we sell both new and antique swords. We also ship them overseas for a small fee if you ask. 4- Do I need a reservation? We accept walk ins but it is cheaper to buy tickets online. Additionally, if you are visiting as a group, we can serve you better when we know what time you'll show up.