Sword making

Pay Voluntary Tax and Receive a Sword From Japan’s City of Blades!

The Japanese economy has been struggling for several decades now. It has been facing deflation and slow growth. In order to survive, the consumption tax on commodities and goods has been increased. Additionally, there are other kinds of taxes being paid by the citizens to the government such as income tax, enterprise tax, property tax,…

Learn to Make Your Own Knife from a Japanese Swordsmith

The Japanese sword or “katana” is one of the most iconic images of Japan around the world and the masters who make these weapons in the traditional way are becoming increasingly rare. In Gifu, however, you can spend the day with a government certified master swordsmith and even try your hand at the forge as…