SEKI is a small historical city in GIFU prefecture, but an important production center of the Japanese kitchen knives.

The 47th annual cutlery festival was successfully held on 11-12th October. The weather was fortunately good, while a super tyhoon VONGFONG is forecasted to seriously hit Japan on 13-14th.

Many people came from around the world, to enjoy some events, food and shopping the high-quality Hocho (kitchen knives) at special prices.


One of the main events was held in the Seki Sword Tradition Museum — a metal forging demonstration in traditional style by some swordsmiths.

The Museum displays many histrical Japanese swords and blades made in Seki, explaining the history of the sword production in Seki.


If you’re looking for more information about Hocho (Kitchen Knives),

you’re welcome to visit our Hocho-Knife online store.

Thank you and have a nice day !
All the Hocho-Knife staff

“Hocho” represents Made-in-Japan (Sushi / Sashimi) Kitchen Knives,
that is the soul of the cook!