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Seki Cutlery Festival

関市刃物まつり(Seki-shi Hamono Matsuri)

Celebrate autumn with the biggest event in Seki, the City of Blades, has to offer

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The Cutlery Festival in Seki City of Gifu is emblematic of the city’s blade-production culture, and brings out an incredible number of guests from all over Japan every year.

The marketplace that is opened along the main road consists of roughly 50 different producers who set up shop in tents and sell a variety of items, including kitchen knives, scissors, pocket knives and other blades, all at outrageously reasonable prices.

Watch the sparks fly during a traditional Japanese sword forging demonstration, take a look and see what you can find at the outdoor knife show, or catch some masters practicing their sword skills at some of the many events being held around town during the festival.
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Traditional forging demonstration
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Outdoor knife show
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Events on the big stage
Date October, the Saturday and Sunday before Health and Sports Day
Time 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue Honmachi-doori, Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum, Apise Seki, other locations throughout town
Address / Map Honmachi, Seki City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0575-22-3131  (Seki City Tourism and Cultural Exchange Division)
Directions 5 minute walk from Seki Station on the Nagaragawa Railway
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