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2017年9月1日


The 50th Seki Cutlery Festival on October 7 and 8

The Seki Cutlery Festival began in 1968, and this year it celebrates the 50th anniversary. The festival is an important and special event for citizens of Seki, so a wide variety of events are held especially this year. We’d like you to visit Seki and enjoy yourself at the festival.

Date: October 7(Sat), 8(Sun) 10:00 ~17:00
Main Venue: Honmachi Street, Seki City, Gifu Prefecture

*Pick out a bargain! <Special Bargain Sale>
About 40 cutlery stalls are lined up for one kilometer along the Honmachi shopping street. You can get kitchen knives, knives, scissors, cooking utensils and much more for a low price. We hope you can make a great find.

*Knives desired by collectors all over the world!
<The 25th Outdoor Knife Show> at Apise Seki
Besides knife factories in Seki, custom knife producers and material suppliers from all over the country gather in this exhibition. This is one of the largest knife shows in Japan, where a lot of magnificent knives made by well-known custom knife producers are on display and a competition for the best made knife is held as well.
October 7 th 10:00 ~17:00 / October 8th 9:30 ~16:00

*Flying sparks bring forth a sharp Katana!
<The demonstrations of traditional sword forging and other artisans’ work>
Swordsmiths wearing a white costume and an eboshi hat repeat hammering and folding. Flying sparks from the sword forging will deeply fascinate you. In addition, skillful artisans’ techniques are demonstrated, such as polishing, making a scabbard, decorating a hilt and so on.
Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum
Sword forging demos 10:30~ 13:30~ 15:00~
Other demos 11:00~ 14:00~ 15:30~

*Bring your kitchen knives to be sharpened!
<The kitchen knife sharpening section> at Cutlery Hall
Charge: 200 yen, 400 yen (traditional Japanese kitchen knife)
Three knife limit per family

*Special events on stage!
In the center of the venue you can enjoy a variety of entertainments. Sword-drawing performances, kids’ dancing, teenage stars’ performances and more.

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