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奥出雲たたらと刀剣館

Okuizumo Tatara and Sword Hall

Exhibits on Tatara Iron Making and Japanese Swords

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This hall features exhibits on the history of tatara iron making since the early modern times, the revived old furnace and Japanese swords made using tamahagane (steel made from iron sand). The Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords is the only organization in Japan to have inherited the ancient Japanese tatara iron making techniques to produce tamahagane that is the raw material for Japanese swords. The Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords revived the furnace in 1977. In addition, you can see Japanese sword tempering performances by the swordsmith Kobayashi who continues to make swords in the local Okuizumo Town. (Sword tempering performance: Second Sunday and fourth Saturday of every month)

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Address 1380-1 Yokota, Okuizumo-cho, Nita-gun, Shimane
Telephone Number 0854-52-2770
Website http://www.kankou-shimane.com/ja/spot/detail/2062
Business Hours 10:00 to 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)
Closed Days Monday (The following day if the Monday is a public holiday) and December 28 to January 4
Price and Admission Adult: 520 yen / Elementary and junior high school student: 250 yen
Directions 10 minutes on foot from Izumo Yokota Station on the JR Kisuki Line
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