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[updated] Tojiro Launched JAPAN LIMITED Brand “FUJITORA”

[updated June 22] The price of FUJITORA brand knives has gotten more reasonable.   >>Check the details We’re pleased to announce that TOJIRO Co., ltd. has released the JAPAN Limited Brand “FUJITORA”, developed exclusively for Japanese domestic market, in response to Japanese quality-demanding customers’ expectation.  Needless to say, “FUJITORA” blades are quite extremely sharp, hard, and durable …

Early SUMMER SALE

The Early SUMMER SALE is held until June 27 (PST)  Now you can get the Benefit of Special Large Discount and Express delivery service. Don’t miss the Limited Opportunity!  Total up to 16% OFF & Express Delivery for Gift     (1) 5.00% OFF Special Offer for all the customers         >> Get Special COUPON     (2) up to …

HAMO, essential food in summer Kyoto

Do you know HAMO? Many Japanese restaurants put some dish of HAMO to their menu for reflecting the summer season, very popular in Japan, but it is actually not well-known outside Japan. HAMO is a white-meat fish in the eel family, daggertooth pike conger which has a deep ripped mouth with sharp teeth at the upper and …

A Postal Letter from Customer

A several days ago, a postal letter from our customer has arrived at our office in Japan, and impressed us very much. Very few people recently write a letter with a pen, but he actually did in addition to his great feedback. This time we’re pleased to introduce it (excluding some serious part) with a thankful heart to …

How to Slice Sashimi ?

If you have a Japanese sashimi knife like a yanagiba, please try making more beautiful sashimi for your family, friend or customers. But! Do you know there are several type of sashimi as follows? Hira-dukuri Sogi-dukuri Usu-dukuri Ito-dukuri Matsukawa-dukuri Don’t be scared 🙂 We recommended you to learn how to slice sashimi through the following video. Is the …

Do you know How to use Japanese Knives for better cooking ?

Recently, more and more Japanese Traditional-type Kitchen Knives or “Wa-bocho” have got used in the world. But we regret to say that few people in the world know correctly how to use them for better cooking. In case that your friends have the three main types of Japanese Knives — Yanagiba, Usuba and Deba —  please …

Japanese Stylish Mirror-finished Stainless Functional Sashimi Knives

The Japanese Stylish Mirror-finished Stainless Sashimi Yanagiba Knives for skilled chefs as well as for Gift, because the blade is functional, durable and easy to use but beautifully-mirror-finished and traditional-designed as a Japanese sword for look nicer than other knives. The Hakugin is made out of “INOX” Stainless steel AUS8A made-in-Japan steel, that has good sharpness and durability …

Damascus Knife Special Coverage Updated

We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Damascus kitchen knives has been updated with some new cool items. Damascus texture gives off a mystique from its own elegant pattern, toughness, and durability. Especially, Japan has developed its own excellent manufacturing method in forging of Katana (or Swords) and Kitchen knives, and it was successfully applied to …

Homura, Japanese Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Kengata Knives

We’re pleased to introduce to you the Japanese Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Kengata Chef Knife & Santoku Knife by Sakai Takayuki. This Homura Aoko is one of the best kitchen knife with more excellent durability of sharpness with special hardness. We recommend any professional chef to use the one in their life. The Aoko or Blue Paper …

Japanese Sword-like Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Knife by Sakai Takayuki released

Japanese Sword-like Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Yanagiba Knife has been released by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. The “Genbu” special knife, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a son of legendary blacksmith …

Get Sakai Takayuki knives before price up by 10%

The retail price is scheduled to go up by approx. 10% for Sakai Takayuki Japanese style handle knives in several days, on April 1st. We recommend you to purchase your desired knife by the end of March, and save yourself 10% before the price increase.  45-Layer Damascus Hammered knife series http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-45-layer-damascus-hammered/ 45-Layer Damascus Hammered WA knife series http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-45-layer-damascus-hammered-wa/ …

Doll’s Festival and Hocho at historical forging factory in Sakai, JAPAN

In March and until the beginning of April, an “Hinamatsuri” event was held in Sakai City, JAPAN. Many people visited, enjoyed watching the beautifully decorated hina dolls. Some said that hina dolls decorated with a historical knife forging factory was very beautiful. The event founder was the ex-factory owner who passed away one year ago.  Currently, his wife and …

Traditional Japanese knife ceremony, Seiwa Shijyo-ryu Shiki-bocho

In the past, we introduced “Shiki-bocho“, a traditional Japanese knife ceremony which is said started 1200 years ago. This time we’re pleased to let you know another important style of Shiki-bocho, “Seiwa Shijyo-ryu”. “Seiwa” comes from the name of Seiwa emperor (a.D. 859~876). The formula of a kitchen knife ceremony, “Shiki-bocho”, was established as an imperial command around …

Special Lecture by Sushi Skills Institute (2)

This is the second special sushi lecture by Mr. Masayoshi Kazato, the Chairman of Chiba Prefecture Sushi Association.  The following is the English line that he talked in the movie.  ———————————— Now, we are going to learn “Nigiri”. These are Shiromi (white fish), Hikarimono (Silver-skinned fish) and Zuke (Soy-marinated Tuna). First of all, I’ll show you …

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 …

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