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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 …

What is the difference, Gyuto and Santoku knives ?

Some customers ask us, “what is the difference, between “Gyuto” and “Santoku” knives?” “Gyuto” in Japanese is one of the most standard and globally-popular blade among western style knives, so called “Chef’s Knife”. Gyuto has a slim blade for intricate tasks, and is one of the most versatile blade type, suitable design for cutting, slicing meats, …

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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