Our CRAFTSMEN

A Japanese kitchen knife is made in several processes. Each process requires a dedicated craftsman to make it. If one step is not done well, it will affect the overall experience. Let's learn more about our craftsmen's understanding and knowledge of knives.

Yoshinobu Yamawaki

41-year experience in the industry.
Just recently I felt the greatest sense of accomplishment. We have built a factory. The young people from that factory are now very talented sharpeners in Sakai. That is my greatest joy since I entered this industry.

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Takao Asamura

53-year experience in the industry.
A design that fits a knife is not immediately apparent. It is a result of trial and error. I will never know unless I try. The clue is Japanese Haiga. It is to write a short poem and draw its simple picture on paper. I think it is best to engrave such a picture on a knife. What I am doing now is in the creation phase. Therefore, this is not the final form. I expect that I can create something much better.

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Yasunori Hasegawa

26-year experience in the industry.
I try to arrange something every day and make an effort to make it beautiful. So there is no "perfection." I feel a sense of accomplishment when a client is pleased with my work, but it is still far from perfect. My works are still about 70% completed.

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Satoshi Nakagawa

17-year experience in the industry.
As with anything, I have to keep up with new steel materials, new trends, and so on. Doing something new motivates me. Also, even though it is absolutely impossible at first, when I accomplish a knife through trial and error, I get excited. I keep doing those to motivate myself.

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Akihito Fujiwara

10-year experience in the industry.
When I started making knives, I had no idea what I was doing, so although the shape was a kitchen knife, I ignored the ease of use for the customer. But after I started making knives and using them myself, I began to think that it would be better to grind them a little more like this or that these parts hit the hands so they would feel better if they were a little more rounded, etc. So, I'm constantly making improvements.

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Hirotoshi Tsujibayashi

13-year experience in the industry.
When a customer comes back, saying "These knives are the best." "I have tried knives from many places, but this knife is the best. So, I came back to buy more," I am the happiest.

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Masaya Shimizu

7-year experience in the industry.
As my skills gradually increase, I am entrusted with expensive knives and other items. The greatest sense of accomplishment comes when I complete those knives.

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