The festival is held in October during the autumn . Seki city is very famous for its cutlery and Katana making (Japanese Swords) . This International Event also features a live demonstration of ancient Japanese sword making, (sword forging) an " Iaidou" live show slicing through bamboos . During the festival , cutlery manufacturers and wholesalers of Seki city line up their stalls along the 1Km long Shopping street in the main venue of Honmachi-dori .This is the cutlery Market where scissors, kitchen knives and Japanese swords are sold at discound prices only available during the festival period. Seki has 700 years of tradition of sword making for their industry.
In October the 2nd weekend (Every year)
◆Knife contest Honmachi-dori /Sennen-dori/various events
◆Cutlery Market /Public Community Booth
◆Knives exhibition ( National - International Custom knife maker exhibition)
◆Special sale & knife contest
Seki Outdoor knife
Seki Sword tradition Museum:
◆Live demonstration of traditional Japanese sword forging,polishing and ornamenting skills Sword exhibition.
Seki Cutlery Festival Executive Committee
Telephone:(0575) 22 3131 (representative Staff)
Seki City Hall 3-1 Wakakusadori ,Seki-city,Gifu Prefecture