Chiba Artisan Tools


Steel making and forging have been carried out since olden times in the iron sand mining site of Boso Peninsula. Techniques for producing required artisan tools were developed not only because of the large-scale river works and paddy cultivation that were carried out during the Edo Period, but also because of animal husbandry, including dairy farming and raising war horses. The types of tools that were produced in the peninsula expanded after the Meiji Restoration, and it became known throughout Japan as an artisan tool production site.