SAMURAI SWORD-MAKING IN JAPAN
Enter the closed world of martial arts and have your custom-made sword by the highest rank swordsmith, the gift of a lifetime for collectors and history lovers.


DAY 1: ZEN IN NARA

Take the time to infuse with the nature, temples and artworks of Nara, Japan's first permanent capital:

- Salute the giant Buddha statue at Todai-ji temple

- Tame deers and beautiful animals at Nara Park

- Visit legendary sake breweries making the finest ginjo

- Taste the finest yakitori, mochi and sake

- Stay at the most traditional Ryokan inn.


DAY 2: SWORD-MAKING EXPERIENCE

The secret doors of Gassan Sadatoshi, the highest rank swordsmith "Mukansa" since the 12th century Shintoshinto period and "Living National Treasure" open for you:

- Tribute ritual in the Memorial Hall of masters

- Observe skilled craftsmen temper the blade under fire

- Share your requirements for the custom-made sword

- Experience yourself how to shape iron into crafted steel

- Admire the swordsmith making your own sword based

- Participate in the "Hatsuuchi-shiki" ceremony of the first drive in an authentic smith

- Collect your sword in the highest grade of sword bag and paulownia lacquered wood box and stand.

- Celebrate with a traditional dinner in company of geishas with the finest kobe beef, king crab, sake and whisky.


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