Seki City is a city located in Gifu Prefecture. Seki the town of bladed object with a tradition of 700 years. Good quality of soil, charcoal and water… land with ideal culture conditions for swordsmith.
In the fall there is a large festival called “刃物まつり”. Rich cutlery products such as a knife, scissors, Kitchen knife and more is sold. 2014 was held on October 11 to October 12. Next year’s opening day to become the 48th round, the scheduled October 10 to October 11, 2015.
The Seki sword tradition museum presents the history and tradition of blade forging.
Evangelion also there is that the collaboration.
Amazing a live Japanese sword forging demonstration.
Craftsmen who make Katana are called ‘刀工 Toko (sword craftsman),’ ‘刀匠 Tosho (sword master)’ or ‘刀鍛冶 Katana kaji (swordsmith).’