Morakniv Adventure
in Japan

"Morakniv Adventure", an authentic outdoor event popular in the birthplace of Morakniv, is coming back to Japan in 2020!
Three days full of entertainment, with Morakniv ambassadors expert in bushcraft and woodworking!

June 19 (Fri.) - 21 (Sun.), 2020 at Camp Site near Mt. Fuji
postponed to October 9 (Fri.) - 11 (Sun.), 2020
* Details to be annouced later

Welcome to Morakniv Adventure in Japan 2020!

What is "Morakniv Adventure" ?

Authentic Outdoor Event
to Learn Skills Useful in the Nature

"Morakniv Adventure" is a very popular outdoor event first held in 2017 in Mora, Sweden - the birthplace of Morakniv.
Setting up a base camp deep in the forest, the participants from all over the world together with Morakniv ambassadors share the time outdoors for a couple of days. Learning how to carve, making your own spoon with wood, and acquiring the skills useful in the nature through various workshops.

Adventure in Japan to be Held at the foot of Mt. Fuji in 2020!
In 2018 and 2019, we held Moraniv Adventure in Japan in Hokkaido. In 2020, we will set up a new stage at the foot of Mt. Fuji, a Japanese symbolic mountatin!

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* subject to change without prior notice
* The detailed schedule will be sent to the participants via email before the event
* Each workshops will be of different contents. Interpretation will be provided.

Friday, June 19
Paticipants meet up around 13:00-14:00 (tentative)
Workshop by Morakniv ambassadors
Welcome Party

Saturday, June 20
Workshops by Morakniv ambassadors (whole day)
* Those who participates from the 20th meet up around 9:00 (tentative)
and join in the workshop after setting up tents.

Sunday, June 21
Workshop by Morakniv ambassadors
Closing Celemony (dismiss around 11:00)


Mr. Dave Canterbury

Morakniv Official Global Ambassador.

He leads the Pathfinder School in the United States, which teaches basic skills to survive in nature. It has become a popular school.
He has been on the New York Times bestseller list and co hosted shows on both Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
With over 20 years of experience in bushcraft and survival skills, Dave spends his life communicating skills to survive in nature

Dave Canterbury


Mr. Jögge Sundqvist

Morakniv Official Global Ambassador.

Jögge is a Sweden's woodworker well-known under the name "Surolle". Born in a family of craftworkers over four generations, he has opened up a new era of craftwork with his father Will Sundqvist. While teaching woodworking in the Nordic countries as well as in the United States and Germany etc., he continues to work on his own woodworks.

Jögge Sundqvist

Interpretation: Mr. Masashi Kutsuwa (Associate Proffessor, Gifu Academy of Forest and Science)

Mr. Shuhei Nagano

Morakniv Official Japan & Taiwan Ambassador.

Nature craft writer and outdoor chef. Being active in the production of life tools using natural materials and old materials, as well as wild plants and dishes by bonfire, Shuhei is featured in magazines, web series, workshop lecturers and more. After living in an old private house in Hachioji, Tokyo, now he is running an atelier "NATURE WORKS" enjlying living in half-self build "Minomushi (Bagwarm) House" in the rural natural area, at the banks of Doshigawa river in Kanagawa. He is passionate sharing the joy of crafts and the nature.



Mr. Johan Skullman

Morakniv Official Global Ambassador.

As a former military professional, Johan Skullman has spent time in most types of outdoor environments. Mountains, water, forest or jungle, irrespective of terrain he always has some trick or critical nugget of knowledge stored so that he can always take care of himself, or just make things more comfortable.

His long experience makes him a goldmine for both product developers and adventurers alike. His courses are as popular as they are exciting. Who doesn’t want to know how to pack their rucksack in the most effective way, or be able to find eatables in nature when hunger strikes?


Motosuko Lake Kouan Camp Village (in Yamanashi prefecture)

Morakniv Adventure in Japan 2020 is held at "Kouan Tent Village", which locates three kilometers south from Koan Camp Site by Motosuko Lake, one of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji. Kouan Camp Site is a camp site a beautiful view where you can see Mt. Fuji and Motosuko Lake right in front of you. This view is also famous for being printed on Thousand-yen bill. ※The camp site we set up Morakniv Adventure will be at Kouan Tent Village, three kilometers south from Kouan Camp Site (You cannot see Mt. Fuji from there.)
About Motosuko Lake Kouan Camp Site (only in Japanese) >>

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"Kouan Tent Village" is located three kilometers south from Kouan Camp Site by Motosuko Lake

Special Gifts for Participants

To be announced when decided.

Morakniv Adventure in Japan 2020 Overview
* Detailed information will be sent to the participants later!


June 19th (Fri.) to 21th (Sun.), 2020 - two nights and three days
>> October 9th (Fri.) to 11th (Sun.), 2020
* Details to be announced later


55,000 yen (tax included) per person

* Participant has to be 12 years of age or over. (must be accompanied by parents/guardian)
* The payment is to be made through Paypal (credit card) only.
  We send a invoice link to the email address notified from the application form below.
* It is also possible to participate from June 20 to 21 (one night and two days).
 In this case, the participation fee will be 50,000 yen (incl. tax).

Venue Motosuko Lake Kouan Camp Village
(Location: 2926, Nakanokura, Minobu-cho, Minamikoma-gun, Yamanashi prefecture, 409-3104)
Capacity 60 persons
Meeting place & Time Friday, June 19, around 13:00-14:00 (will be updated to the participants)
at Morakniv Adventure Special Camp Site in Motosuko Lake Kouan Camp Village

* It is possible to drive your own car onto the tent site.
* Detailed information will be sent to the participants.
* The participants who stay one night and two days: meet up around 9:00 on June 20.
What to bring

Tent, Sleeping bag, Anything else you need for camping, Your Morakniv (Rental knife available at each workshops)
Breakfast and Dinner on June 20, Breakfast on June 21

* While the program is designed to sleep in your own tent and sleeping bag (or on the car),
  the rental is available (quantity limited).
  Please note it in your application as the number of rental goods is limited.

What is included
in the price
  • Campsite fee
  • Welcome party dinner on July 19 and lunch on June 21
  • Materials related to all the workshops
* Breakfast and dinner of June 20, Breakfast of June 21 is not included. Please bring your own meals.
* If participating one night and two nights: campsite fee, lunch on June 20 and workshop related fee (after the arrival) is included.
How to apply Please apply from the Application Form at the bottom of this website.
We will notify the details, the payment and etc to the email address sent via the form.
Early bird offer! Applicants till March 15 will get special Morakniv T-shirt (not sold in stores)
Hosted by Morakniv Japan
/ Uneplage International Co., Ltd.

Supported by
Concept owned by
Morakniv AB
Cancellation policy
  • No refund after the payment.
  • Event participation fee will be refunded in case the event is cancelled by the host.
    Please note that the airplane fare will not be refunded.

    * In case of bad weather, we judge whether to hold the event on Thu., June 18.
      (We will notify the participants only when cancelling the event.)
Capacity 60 persons


QI do not have a tent or sleeping bag, can you rent it?
AThe rental is available (price at actual expenses), but the quantity is limited.
Please indicate it when applying through the Application Form.
QCan I make a payment by bank transfer?
AWe are sorry, but the payment is only available through credit card via Paypal.
We will send you the payment destination link by e-mail, so please proceed from there.
(No need to open a Paypal account)
QI do not have a tent or sleeping bag, can you rent it?
AThe rental is available (price at actual expenses), but the quantity is limited.
Please indicate it when applying through the Application Form.

 Photo Gallery
Morakniv Adventure in Japan 2018

Photo credit: Yuko Okoso (all the photos below as well) 

“Morakniv Adventure” has first landed in July, 2018 in Japan. We welcomed around fifty guests from all over Japan, even also those from Taiwan and Thailand.
Together with the carving / bushcraft workshop as main contents, the guests enjoyed the special moments hiking around the lake and meeting with the Ainu culture, which has a deep connection with the venue.
To create something from your own hands also means to deliver it with the story with how you dealt with it.
The adventure became an inspiration for the guests to meet a new world, the joyful world that one knife can create.

Woodcarving Workshop <Butter Knife making>

With our ambassador Jögge Sundqvist as an instructor, we carved a butter knife.
It started from chopping a birch log with an ax to shape it roughly like a butter knife. Then, take a knife and carve details. Jogge lectured variety of knife works, such as the grips that does not wear out your fingers and how you can carve difficult parts etc. (On the last day as well, we learned how to sharpen sticks though chopsticks carving workshop.)

Bushcraft Workshop

Our ambassador Dave Canterbury from the U.S. instructed bushcraft skills, to generate lifeline using limited tools and what is out there in the wild.
Three things to bring to the wild, useful staff that you should pick up in the forest… As well, how to make fire with birch skin and knife, how to set up tarp with rope work… These are skills that is useful not only for camping but also during the emergency such as natural disaster, to keep yourself warm.

Woodcarving Workshop <Cutting Board making>

With our ambassador Shuhei Nagano originally from Hokkaido, we carved a cutting board “Menokoita”,  the traditional tool of the Ainu.
Menokoita is a useful cooking tool which has a hollow near the grip which makes it both a cutting board and even a plate. You use carving knife to carve the hollow. Bushcraft lovers who joined the adventure got fascinated with the world of woodcarving through this workshop.

Meeting with the Ainu culture

The Sami living in the Arctic circle in Sweden, and the Ainu in Hokkaido has very much in common in terms of its culture and lifestyles. With that fact, we set up “meeting of two cultures” as a big theme of Morakniv Adventure in Japan.

Morakniv Adventure in Sweden

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