Seki City has launched a new website.
Seki City has grown with the development of its blades. It’s said that Motoshige, the pioneer of Seki Swordsmith, came to the area around 1229-1261. They say there were over 300 Swordsmiths from the middle to the end of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573). “Doesn’t bend. Doesn’t break. Cuts well.” was the praise earned from samurai who favored Seki katana through the Warring States Period (1467-1568). Once citizens were no longer allowed to carry katana, the town focused on making kitchen knives, scissors, and other kinds of blades. Due to their high quality, many Japanese people have come to favor Seki’s products. Nowadays, tourists come from all over the world, keen to buy Seki’s sharp blades.
Please come visit Seki City when you are in Japan.