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Special Spring Sale 2017 specially extended until March 28

The Special Spring Sale is held until March 28 (PST) Now you can get the Benefit of Damascus knife present, Special Large Discount and Express delivery service. Don’t miss the Special Opportunity!  Damascus Knife Present & up to 16% OFF     (1) 5.00% OFF Special Offer for all the customers         >> Get Special COUPON     (2) up to 6.00% …

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 …

Season’s Greetings

We wish you, you and your family and friends a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year! All the Hocho-Knife staff

Why do TOP chefs in New York use Japanese knives?

Reuters reported that Mr. Michael Romano, a joint owner of the high-end restaurant in New York “Union Square Cafe”, reveals that many top chefs use Wa-bocho or Japanese traditional style kitchen knives. The restaurant has been awarded “No.1 Favorite New York Restaurant” by Zagat Survey in 2008, “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator 2012-2013 and so on. He …

Damascus Knife Special Coverage Updated

We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Damascus kitchen knives has been updated. 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 the extraordinary sharp and beautiful Damascus …

What Knife should Sushi Chef keep?

A beginner sushi chef was looking for his best knife. “I started to work at a sushi restaurant a few weeks ago and I’m really interested in this kind of work now. My question is what knife should I buy or what brand I should hold for a few years, because I want to buy at …

Sushi & Sashimi Knife Special Coverage

We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Sushi / Sashimi knives has been launched. “Sushi Knife” and “Sashimi Knife” refer to “Wa-bocho” or the traditional Japanese style kitchen knives, like “Yanagiba”, “Fuguhiki”, “Deba” and “Usuba(Nakiri)” in a narrow sense. But now they sometimes mean whole Japanese kitchen knives worldwide outside Japan, including Western …

Stylish Damascus, MIYAKO series

“MIYAKO” series, pursuing beautility of chef knife itself, represents the hallmark of Japanese kitchen blades.  * The word “MIYAKO” means “the capital” in Japanese. 33 layer Damascus stainless steel is gorgeously used to craft these beautiful cutlery  and matte finish is applied after mirror polishing to achieve a subtle luster. The expert’s technique by skilled craftmen …

ISEYA Beautiful Damascus Hammered (Tsuchime) Texture Blades

Just announcement. Iseya 33-Layer beautiful Damascus Hammered (Tsuchime) Texture Blades has now limitedly available. This line is very popular because of its popularity, and most type of this series have been out of stock for more than half a year. Thank you for waiting for a long time. But, the stock is very limited, and the …

Japanese Kitchen Knives for King of Sushi

Tuna, called “Maguro” in Japanese, is the king in Sushi. Of course there are different type in Tuna tribe, and one the tastier and popular is a bluefin tuna or “Kuromaguro”. An adult fish of Kuromaguro normally grows up more than three meter long and 400 kg in weight, that is the biggest tuna in the sea around Japan. …

TSUKIJI Fish Market will end 80-year-long history this autumn

The Tsukiji Market, called “Japan’s Lively Kitchen”, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Unfortunately the Tsukiji is scheduled to be re-located to the other area, Toyosu in November 2016. This film is sure to be an enormously valuable account as a sort of film documentary of Tsukiji. https://youtu.be/8mWE1tqVvqI The Tsukiji …

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