Kozuka koubou(Katsunuma,Yamanashi prefecture)

Katsunuma of Koshu city has long been famous for producing grapes. Koshuwine has been highly appreciated worldwide in recent years.
The workshop is based in Daiichi Vineyard,is Japan's oldest vineyard.
front gate wire vineshelves over view vineshelves
The main entrance Grape planting system by iron wire A view from over the vineyards
vineyard from front gate front gate to vineyard
Tougu Hirohito Crown prince brother Hitachinomiya
Showa Emperor vist Crown Prince of 'Togu' era  The Togu visit Memorial The emperor's younger brother Mr, and Mrs.Hitachinomiya
The village vineyard still has a historical and cultual atmosphere. Please note,Daiichi vineyard is not avaiable to the public.

There is a storehouse situated behind the main house,which has been renovated into a swora-smith workshop.
The inside of the workshop is divided into several rooms for the sword-smithing to take place.The workshop is a fun place,sometimes converted into a place of a of conversation,shared meals,drinking tea and brewing coffee while listening to some good jazz.

*The Katsunuma Studios acceptance,term and conditions associater,are different from the studio in Tokyo. For more information please email into info@budoshop.co.jp or budoshop.tokyo.japan@gmail.com

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The workshop entrance      
tools workshop sw-room1 workshop sw room2 workshop sw room 3
The many tools used during the workshop   business flag,the hanging of two spears DVD material to learn from and listnning to Jazz music.
amemiya tamahagane fuigo work
Sword-smith Mr.Amemiya Tamahagene iron Fuigo(bellows) operation making Japanese nail
outside bmboo milk packdrum tamesi2
If the weather is good,work can be held in the fresh air. Trial cutting of bamboo. Drum crash cutting. Trial cutting of iron plate.