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  • Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo
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    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Sanjoushi Motomachi 11-53
    Located around three minutes' walk from Kita-Sanjo Station on the JR Yahiko Line, the Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo is a facility where visitors can enjoy a blacksmithing experience under the guidance of experienced professional blacksmiths. The Dojo offers a variety of different courses and activities in which participants can learn about the traditional techniques of Sanjo, a town with a long blacksmithing tradition, including forging, woodworking, and making traditional Butsudan (small Buddhist altars installed in family homes). There are three basic programs available: the kitchen knife sharpening experience, where participants who bring their own kitchen knives with them can learn how to sharpen the knife properly using grinding stones; Wakugi (Japanese-style nail) making experience, in which participants learn basic forging techniques, which involve beating hot iron with a hammer; and the paper-knife making experience, which enables participant to experience a wider range of blacksmithing techniques, including forging, grinding, and polishing. Participants must be in the fourth grade of elementary school or older.


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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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