"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
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!
* 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.
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
June 19th (Fri.) to 21th (Sun.), 2020 - two nights and three days
55,000 yen (tax included) per person
|Venue||Motosuko Lake Kouan Camp Village
(Location: 2926, Nakanokura, Minobu-cho, Minamikoma-gun, Yamanashi prefecture, 409-3104)
|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)
|What is included
in the price
* 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 http://morakniv.jp
/ Uneplage International Co., Ltd. http://uneplage.co.jp
Concept owned by
|Morakniv AB https://morakniv.se/en
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.)
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.