Monthly Event Details

Be transported back to the Edo and Meiji periods of Japan during this swordsmithing demonstration at Fukushima City Minka-en. Experience the unparalleled beauty of Japanese swords and watch master swordsmith Masahira Fujiyasu keep alive these important traditional techniques that are a part of the soul of Japan.
Dates: See below
Time: 10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm (July 14: 5:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm)
Cost: Free Entry
Venue: Minka-en


Note: Schedule and topics are subject to change. Detailed event information will be posted on the Fukushima Guide Facebook page before each event.

2018 Schedule

Date Topic
April 8 (Sunday) Folding and Tempering (折り返し鍛錬)
May 5 (Saturday) Combining Metals (造込み)
June 9 (Saturday) Lengthening (素延べ), Heating and Shaping (火造り)
Additional Event: Iaido Demonstration
July 14 (Saturday) Shaping (仕上げ), Cleaning (土取り), Tempering (焼入れ)
Special Event: Night @ Minka-en (5:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm)
August 12 (Sunday) Tempering (鍛錬)
September 9 (Sunday) Tempering (鍛錬)
October 14 (Sunday) Combining Metals (造込み)
November 4 (Sunday) Lengthening (素延べ), Heating and Shaping (火造り)
December 2 (Sunday) Shaping (仕上げ), Cleaning (土取り), Tempering (焼入れ)

Enquiries: Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association (TEL: 024-531-6432)

Access from Fukushima Station

Car: 25 mins
  Free Parking
Bus: 630 yen
28 min (+10 min walk)
Route: 82-1 Sabara keiyu Shiki no Sato (佐原経由四季の里)
Note: Weekends and public holidays only.
From: East Exit Bus Stop No. 7
To: Muroishi (室石)
Departs: 8:15, 9:45, 11:00, 12:40, 14:10
Return: (via Route 1-1): 8:08, 10:39, 11:59, 13:34, 15:09, 16,34, 17:15, 18:43

Previous Events (2017)