Okuizumo Tatara and Japanese Sword Museum
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daily except Mon 9.30am-4.30pm


This museum charts iron manufacturing in the Okuizumo region, which was said to produce the finest and strongest swords up until the early 20C. A replica of a traditional tatara furnace provides an insight into how iron is forged out of ferrous sand and carbon. An authentic forge stages demonstrations, while a samurai warrior illustrates the battodo art of sword-cutting, using straw models in the heart of the garden.


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