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

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 Town Order of Culture- Hakata Master Craftsman.

Address 810-0005 3-9-21 Kiyokawa, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City
Contact Tel:092-531-5625 
Oba Blacksmith Workshop
Parking No designated parking area
Access 10-minute walk from Nishitetsu Hirao Station
Times Available ※ No reservations are accepted (contact for purchase and before visiting the shop)
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Crafts (Products and Specialties)

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