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2 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Sharpen your knowledge of Japanese sword-making during this 2-hour lesson with a world-famous swordsmith craftsman in Tokyo. Learn from the best as you visit the studio of this master artisan, whose works are on display on the Metropolitan Art Museum and Boston Art Museum, getting new insight into process of designing these beautiful and deadly weapons.
  • Discover the longstanding art of Japanese sword making in the studio of a master artisan
  • Get an in-depth look at the workshop of professional sword maker, one of less than 30 in all of Japan
  • See the amazing creations of a craftsman whose work is on display in major museums around the world
  • Learn about the culture and traditions attached to Japanese swords
  • Great way to learn about Japan's traditional culture
Start the excursion with a pickup from your Tokyo hotel. Your departure time will depend on if you’ve selected the morning or afternoon trip option. Proceed to the studio of this world-famous Japanese swordsmith for an in-depth look at the art and design of this historic blades.

During your visit, you’ll get an insider’s tour of the workshop of this expert samurai sword artisan (one of less than 30 professionals in all of Japan), observing the meticulous detail and craftsmanship that goes into each sword.

As you explore the workshop, you’ll also learn about the symbolic importance of samurai swords in Japanese culture. Traditionally, these artfully-crafted weapons were not only used in battle, but also as ‘amulets’ that protected their owners from harm. The many years of training that go into teaching a swordsmith is reflected in the high value attached to them in contemporary Japanese culture, with many fetching prices of more than 4 million Japanese Yen.

Once you’ve had your fill of the studio and interacting with the swordmaker, you’ll make your own way back to your hotel.
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(888) 680-5731
(888) 680-5731
Product code: 13441P134

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