Japanese Sword is made with the Japanese original swordsmith manufacturing method.
It is expressed as “without breaking, without bending and very sharp”.
A reason producing this high performance of Japanese Sword is the technology of the swordsmith whom Japan is proud of.
Osafune style of Okayama is one of the style of the swordsmith technology of Japanese sword.
At this village, you can know the history and how to make a Japanese Sword.
- About Village of the Bizen Osafune sword
- Bizen Osafune sword museum
- The world of a beautiful Japanese Sword
- Ancient method to forge a Japanese Sword
- How to get to Village of the Bizen Osafune sword
Admission Fee：500 yen（Adults）、300 yen（High school / University student）、Free（Middle school students or younger）
Regular holiday：Monday, December 28 – January 4, The next day of the holiday
Adress：966, Osafunecho Osafune, Setochi-shi, Okayama, 701-4271, Japan
●About Japanese Sword
1F and 2F of the museum are exhibit space of a Japanese sword.
This is a sword of the late Edo period. 打刀拵(Uchikatana-koshirae) is a sword made for warfare of walking.
Therefore there are not many curves when they compare it with “太刀(Tachi)” to use when they ride a horse and fight.
(This is because it was important that not only “chop with sword” but also “thrust with sword” in the battlefield.)
At this village, it has been published the ancient method to forge a japanese sword once a month.
Second Sunday in every month：11:00~12:00, 14:00~15:00
The following facilities has published the work on Saturday, Sunday and Holiday. (This facilities is very near place from the village.)
●備前長船日本刀傳習所(Bizen Osafune Sword Visitor Facility)
Open：Saturday, Sunday and Holiday (9:00~16:00)
Nearest station of Village of the Bizen Osafune sword is “JR Akō Line Kagato station”.
It is about a 20-minute walk from Kagato Station.
*If you will use a taxi, I recommend Osafune Station.
（Kagato station does not have a taxi station.）
When you go from Tokyo or Osaka or Kyoto, at first you go to Okayama, and let’s get on conventional lines from there.
↓Please refer to the following articles for the directions from Kansai (Osaka) to Okayama.↓
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