Tsubame-Sanjo Kouba no Saiten

燕三条 工場の祭典

This festival is held in Tsubame-Sanjo, a region famous for metalworking. 87 local workshops will simultaneously open to the public, offering craftsmanship tours and experiences.

Tsubame-Sanjo is a town of craftsmanship, having long prospered through the manufacturing of knives, dinnerware, and more. Being home to many professional knife sharpeners and other craftspeople specializing in metalware, it is considered one of Japan’s main hubs of metalworking.

The Kouba no Saiten festival has been held in Tsubame-Sanjo for more than ten years. Visitors can see the skills of craftspeople up close, and 2023’s rendition will be filled with even more fascinating activities! 87 workshops will participate, offering workshop tours, talking sessions with businesses, craftspeople, and creators, exhibits of famous products from the Tsubame-Sanjo area, and more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the epitome of Japanese craftsmanship!

Event period: October 26 (Thursday) - October 29 (Sunday), 2023
Venue: Tsubame City, Sanjo City, and surrounding areas (Niigata Prefecture)

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