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Kochi | Blacksmithing Experience Near the Shimanto River

A full day workshop forging red-hot iron in a natural wooded environment

Have you ever imagined yourself with iron working tools in hand? Have you ever thought that you could be at a forge, designing and forming your own unique creation? Come experience a very special and original escape back in time and create ironworks in the same way the Japanese have done in past ages. Your day starts by hammering red-hot iron at a workshop close to nature and beside the beautiful Shimanto River. Careful attention and determined focus on each process will have you creating and finishing your own unique iron work. The entire process, from start to finish, is very rewarding and many have found it a profound experience, and a personal discovery of a traditional ironsmith within. An English-speaking instructor is available, so this workshop has become very popular among foreign visitors.

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