Things to do / Traditional festivals

Gifu: Seki-no Hamono Matsuri

Cutlery Festival in Seki, noted for its production of exquisite cutlery. Demonstration of making edged tools by swordsmiths is shown at Seki Kaji-denshokan. Admission is free. About 40 stalls selling edged tools are set up along Honmachi-dori Street on both days.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily from 10:30 a.m.: , from 1:30 p.m.: & from 3 p.m.: Demonstration of making edged tools

Location: Seki Kaji-denshokan,, Seki, Gifu

JR Takayama Honsen Line to Mino-Ota Sta. From there, take Nagaragawa Tetsudo Line to Seki Sta., and then walk 7 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.