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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Stylish 45 Layer Damascus Mirror Finished Knives

New stylish mirror-finished version of Sakai Takayuki 45-Layer Damascus series is now available. This beautiful blade is crafted out of a 45-layer Damascus Stainless steel with AUS10 Alloy Core. These knives have a seriously sharp edge, excellent edge retention and a light center balanced feel. The blade surface is mirror-finished to be better appearance and hygiene. Each knife …


Some dedicated people who get eager to suddenly start something new like golf, fishing or music tend to procure better tools for their purpose first. Cooking is not exception. If you are one of such a maniac of cooking, what do you want to do above all? Today we introduce one of the premium video …

The Largest Dance Festival in Japan

Do you know Awa Odori? The Largest Dance Festival in Japan called “Fool’s Dance” whose origins date back 400 years. — amazing street parties, music festivals and carnivals, annually held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture. “Awa” is the former name of Tokushima. This Awa festival features …

Gion Matsuri Festival in KYOTO

[updated on July 4, 2017] We have to introduce the most famous festival in Japan, Gion Matsuri. It has started on 1st July, and takes place over the entire month of July. The Gion Matsuri is not only the most famous but also one of the oldest & greatest in Japan. The origin is said a Goryoue or Mitamamatsuri …

Takohiki v.s. Yanagiba, Which is suitable for Sushi and Sashimi?

A customer gave us a good question about Sushi/Sashimi knives. “I’m looking for a sushi knife, can’t decide which I should select, Takohiki or Yanagiba. The takohiki just look cool, functionally wise they should be the same but which would be better for sushi related tasks, mainly sashimi and nigiri?” It is a kind of basic question but very …

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