This is the only blacksmith workshop in the country which makes the tool for preparing the surface of the sumo wrestling ring

全国でここだけ 土俵鍬をつくる鍛冶工場

Oba Toshio, a blacksmith in the city who continues to preserve the history of three generations starting with his grandfather.
Hakata kitchen knife, with a triangular tip is called ”Hakata’s one and only knife,” and if you have one, you can cut anything.
Also, all Grand Sumo wrestling rings are prepared using a hoe made by Oba.
He is also a Fukuoka Prefecture Excellent Technician, Fukuoka City Distinguished Skilled Worker, Hakata-cho Order of Culture- Hakata Master Craftsman.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 810-0005 福岡県福岡市中央区清川3-9-21
Address 3-9-21 Kiyokawa, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City
Telephone Number 092-531-5625(大庭鍛冶工場)
Contact Oba Blacksmith Workshop
Open ※ No reservations are accepted (contact for purchase and before visiting the shop)
Car Park No designated parking area
Access 10-minute walk from Nishitetsu Hirao Station

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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