Second Sunday of Every Month
Swordsmiths' Performance in Traditional Style
Bizen Osafune was famous for its Japanese swords from the early period of the samurai government, termed the Kamakura Period. The swords, so-called Bizen-to, occupy over 40 percent of swords registered as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The swordsmiths and other craftsmen of the Bizen Osafune Sword Museum show their skills to visitors at its workshop. Japanese Sword First Forging Ceremony takes place in early January. The shinto ritual is held to pray for improving in their skills and accomplishing their duties without any accident.
7 min. by taxi from Osafune Station or Kagato Station on Ako Line