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|
|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.|