Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival

The Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival is an event in which the factories in the Tsubame-Sanjo area - renowned for producing quality products such as knives, cooking tools, farm equipment and carpentry tools - open their doors to the public. Whilst visitors are not usually allowed to enter the factories during operating hours, the festival will offer an opportunity to get a close up view of the artisans at work. Visitors will also be able to make products by participating in various workshops.


You will find exciting new tools at the Timber shows next year

Below you will find some pictures from this year’s festival.

 Waterstones at Sanjo City Blacksmith Centre.

Annealing copper bowl at a workshop in Sanjo City.

 Hand beating copper tea-pots and bowls in Sanjo City.

 Hand beaten copper bowls sitting on old timber die.

Experienced blacksmith sharpening plane blades in the Kakuri workshop.