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THE WORLD’S SHARPEST KNIVES
Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum| 堺伝統産業会館

Blacksmith and sharpener in Sakai
Photo © Roland Hagenberg

600 years ago, when Kyoto was still the imperial capital, nearby Sakai City in Osaka was where the best blades in the world were forged. Even today, local community blacksmiths and sharpeners work in pairs to keep up the tradition, and Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum explains the forging process. A great variety of knives are exhibited and available in the museum and shop for those interested in learning about this important craft.

Address : 1-1-30 Zaimokucho-nishi, Sakai-ku Sakai-shi, Osaka 590-0941

Region : Osaka | Sakai

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Official Site : Link

Admission : Free

Hours : 10:00 to 17:00
Closed during year-end and new year holidays

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