Posted by ebaran
on Feb 18, 2010 in Elaine Baran
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We often get requests from travelers who want to visit a “swordmaker” based on their casual interest in the Japanese sword, or katana. However, the world of swordmaking in Japan is not quite a spectator sport and, for the most part, unless you’re truly a collector or a potential purchaser of a sword (which runs upwards of $20,000), visiting a swordmaker is just not easily done. There are, however, a few festivals and exhibitions throughout the year that include public displays of swordmaking. One is in the Nagano area, in the town of Sakaki, where a...