【Event Has Ended】 Lantern-Lit Historical District~Mino~

October 23 , 2017
This event is for those of you who weren’t able to make it to the Mino “Washi” Lantern-Art Exhibition, or want to see the lantern art in a quiet, calm environment.

Around 80 of the top lanterns from this year’s competitions (and past competitions) will be displayed in acrylic cases, so they can even be enjoyed in the rain.

【Event】 Lantern-Lit Historical District~Mino~
【Date】 From now until November 30th
【Time】 Lanterns are lit from 5:00pm-9:00pm
【Venue】 Udatsu-Lined Old Streets of Mino City
【Directions】 10-minute walk from the Nagaragawa Railway’s Mino-shi Station (or a 1-minute walk from “Udatsu no Machinami-dori” bus stop on the Gifu Mino Line of Gifu Bus)
【Event Has Ended】 Lantern-Lit Historical District~Mino~

【Event Has Ended】Lightsaber and Seki Blacksmithing Exhibition

October 11 , 2017
In an unexpected, but nevertheless exciting tie-up between Starwars: The Last Jedi PR Bureau and Seki City, you can see a lightsaber-inspired Japanese sword that was crafted specifically for this promotional exhibition.

The centerpiece of the exhibition, “Raito Sēbā,” was crafted by the 25th and 26th generation “Fujiwara Kanefusa,” who used the lightsaber that main character Rey will carry in the movie as inspiration for their Japanese sword. What is “Fujiwara Kanefusa” you might ask? Well to put simply, it is an honorary title that is passed to the most talented of Seki blacksmiths from generation to generation first starting in the Muromachi period (1336-1573).

At this exhibition both Japanese sword fans and Starwars fans alike can enjoy “Raito Sēbā,” an intriguing fusion of the 700-year-old tradition of blacksmithing here in Seki and the lightsaber, a symbol of the movie series that has entertained audiences all around the world.

【Event】 “Lightsaber and Seki Blacksmithing” Exhibition
【Location】 Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum (2nd Floor)
【Date】 October 6th-29th
【Admission】Entry into the Special Exhibition Hall is free (normal museum rates are charged for permanent exhibition hall)
【Notes】 Admission into the museum during the Seki Cutlery Festival will be free!
【Event Press Release (Jpn)】http://www.city.seki.lg.jp/cmsfiles/contents/0000011/11769/(92-1).pdf
【Event Has Ended】Lightsaber and Seki Blacksmithing Exhibition