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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 …

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 …

Coins attached onto Tuna ?

Are you surprised at the strange tuna? A lot of coins were attached onto a big tuna by visitors to Nishinomiya Shrine, known as the head shrine of the Ebisu deity (economic fortune) and the Sake god at Nishinomiya city in Japan on Jan. 8, 2017. Every year such a tuna was served by a fishery …

Great Omagari Fireworks in Japan

We’re pleased to introduce to you one of the greatest Japanese Fireworks, Omagari Hanabi in Akita prefecture in Japan. It has successfully been held in front of huge crowd of spectators on August 27th, 2016.  With the music of Ninth Symphony, a lot of beautiful fireworks were shoot off for the night sky. Hoping that the video …

Most Popular Festival in KYOTO

What is the most popular festival in Japan ?As you know, “Gion Matsuri”.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 (a religious service for the spirit of the dead) held in 869, more than 1100 years ago. It will start on 1st July, …

Yabusame Shinji in World Heritage Shimogamo Shrine

Yabusame Shinji was held as part of Aoi Matsuri, the flagship festival of Shimogamo Shrine on May 3rd.Shimogamo Shrine is one of the World Cultural Heritage chosen by UNESCO. The history of the Shimogamo Shrine extends at least two thousand years and it is one of the oldest in Japan.Yabusame is the traditional Japanese art …

Shiki-bocho, very traditional Japanese food ceremony

“Shiki-bocho” is a traditional Japanese food ceremony which is said started 1200 years ago.The chef, who wears Kariginu with Eboshi and Hakama, uses a kitchen knife to cook without touching any fish and birds on the cutting board, to make auspicious-arranged dish.Shiki-bocho is representatively held on “Sechie”, which is Janyary 1, March 3, May 5, …

SAKURA season will come soon in Japan

“Cherry Blossom” or “SAKURA” season will come soon in Japan, from late March until April.The SAKURA are in full bloom with the coming of spring, and you can see the beautiful scenery in amazement.Many people enjoy “Hanami” or cherry-brossom viewing party under a blooming SAKURA. The culture is said to have started during the Nara …

Lucky Men Race in Historical Japanese SAKE Shrine

A very popular annual event in Japan, Fukuotoko Erabi, or the “Lucky Men Race”, was held at the historical shrine on 10th Jan.You can check the video by clicking the picture below.The shrine is “Nishinomiya Jinjya” or “Nishinomiya Ebisu”, that is known as the head shrine of the god of good fortune, “Ebisu”,and it is …

Japanese Tuna Cutting Show by Sword-like Knife

Today, we’d like to introduce you two Tuna Cutting Shows in Japan, considered suitable for the New Year !First, some Japanese Sushi Chefs cut a 40kg tuna.Second, a bluefin tuna weighing approx. 50kg was successfully cut by a very long like a samurai sword.The sword-like knife is called “Tuna-kiri” in Japanese.You can order such a long knife 🙂http://www.hocho-knife.com/sa-yukifuji-chu-kasumi-tamiashiro-steel-tsuna-kiri-570mm/If you …

What’s TSUKIMI ?

Tsukimi or Otsukimi (moon-viewing) is known an annual Japanese festival in appreciation of the autumn moon. It falls on the night of August 15 (of the lunar calendar), as the full moon in the clear autumn sky is quite beautiful. These days normally fall in September and October of the modern solar calendar. Tsukimi refers …

Feature on LEFT handed kitchen knives

  A lot of LEFT-handed persons have given us their serious voice for kitchen knives with special blades that are finished for LEFT-handed. To answer for them, we’ve develop a special page for LEFT-handed kitchen knives. We’d appreciate it if you could advise us about the feature. Thank you and best regards, All the Hocho-Knife staff ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ …

Annual Cutlery Festival in SEKI city, JAPAN

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 …

Traditional Blacksmith’s Factory in Sakai City, Osaka, JAPAN

MIZUNO Blacksmith’s Factory is said the only one traditional factory existing in Sakai using ancient bellows to forge metal for Hocho(kitchen knives) and Katana(swords). Therefore it is officially allowed to provide the swords of Yokozuna, the highest-rank Sumo wrestlers, including the current Yokozuna HAKUHO.Kitchen knives made in Sakai have been having for a long time …

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