Visit to swordsmiths

Reimeikan Swordsmith Workshop

You can watch Mr. Korehira Watanabe, a swordsmith who was trained by a master (a living national treasure) and now lives in Date City, and his apprentices produce Japanese swords. From a stunningly close distance, you can see the dynamic process of production of Japanese swords from the Heian and Kamakura eras, which is almost lost today.

Location 57-1 Umemoto-cho, Date City
Phone 0142-25-6161
Business hours 99:00 - 17:00 (May through November), opens at 10:00 in winter
Closed The swordsmith may be absent due to his work situation.