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Seki is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 15, 1950.On February 7, 2005, the towns of Mugegawa and Mugi, and the villages of Horado, Itadori and Kaminoho (all from Mugi District) were merged into Seki.As of July 2011, the city has an estimated population of 91,239 and a population density of 190 persons per km2. The total area is 472.84 km2.HistoryKinju (金重) - a famous swordsmith. He is also known as Kaneshige using the Japanese pronunciation of his name. He and Kaneuji are founders of the Mino style. Considered to be one of the Juttetsu or "Ten Famous Students" or "10 Great Disciples of Masamune". Moving to Mino Province (today part of Gifu Prefecture) around the time of Ryakuo (1338–1342) creating the Seki tradition.Enkū (円空) (1632–1695) was a Buddhist monk, poet and sculptor during the early Edo period. He was born in Mino, traveled extensively and died in Seki and is celebrated at the Enkū Museum.Seki is in Gifu Prefecture. Use our Japan online travel planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Seki.
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Private Tour - Experience "setomono" of Seto, pottery representing Japan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $129
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Private Tour - Visit the Origination of the Japanese Knife & Buy Cutlery! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $114
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Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class in a 100-Year-Old Japanese Townhouse in Mino BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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