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The Japanese sword is said to be the soul of the samurai. The production technique has changed its form and has been passed down to kitchen knife makers.
Get a kitchen knife born from Japanese sword tradition.
Japanese kitchen knives are the result of centuries of swordmaking tradition, passed down from one generation to the next. These knives are a source of immense pride for their craftsmen, and we are eager to introduce you to this extraordinary world.
When you visit our store on Kappabashi Street, you'll have the opportunity to experience the true essence of Japanese knives – a remarkable fusion of tradition and cutting-edge technology.
Features of Japanese Knives
The exceptional sharpness of Japanese blades is unmatched, and the effortless manner in which they slice through food is bound to captivate your culinary senses.
Japanese knives feature different finishes to please each person.
From the traditional Japanese Nashiji to the very popular Damascus Steel, you are sure to make a beautiful gift to yourself or someone you care about.
The Japanese kitchen knives are known for their unique sharpness, which is achieved through a combination of steel and whetstone. The steel used is hard and resistant to rust, allowing the knives to maintain their sharpness for a long time. Whetstones are used to maintain the knives' sharpness, and skilled craftsmen use them to adjust and finely polish the edges of the knives. Japanese knives are made using this traditional artisanal technique, and they are renowned worldwide for their sharpness and beauty.
Experience Japanese culture at Musashi
Our store is like an art gallery, where beautiful knives are displayed. Samurai armor is also exhibited in the store, allowing you to experience the traditional craftsmanship of Japan. Asakusa is an area known for its collection of traditional Japanese crafts and antique items, making it a place where you can experience Japanese culture. At our store, we also display beautiful knives and samurai armor made by Japanese craftsmen. The knives are made using traditional Japanese techniques, showcasing the skills of the craftsmen who have paid attention to every detail. Similarly, the samurai armor is a masterpiece that embodies the spirit of its maker. By viewing the knives and samurai armor displayed at our store, you can experience the charm of Japanese culture.
On the second floor, lanterns hang from the window and the unique exterior catches the eye. Inside the store, tapestries of samurais and kappa decorate the walls, inspiring various stories. One of the quotes from Miyamoto Musashi, who inspired the name MUSASHI, is "Do not deviate from the way of the sword, which lies in your heart." Following this philosophy, our brand offers an experience and appreciation of Japanese culture through our knives.
The traditional style of Japanese carving has a long history of simplicity and inspiration. Although this technique (Chokin) is gradually disappearing into history, we hope to do our best to let more people feel its beauty.This is a limited edition of our kitchen knives in collaboration with the carver Asamura Takao, whose over 50 years of carving skills make each piece look so spiritual. Each design has been polished for months, even a year or more.
We exhibit the traditional Japanese engraved knife series at our store. These knives are carefully crafted by skilled craftsmen, and in addition to their beauty, they have excellent sharpness. The engraving on the knives uses 24-karat gold, with intricate patterns that are beautifully carved and enchant any viewer. By actually viewing this engraved series at our store, you can feel the craftsmen's meticulous skills.
Japanese knives are made through many processes and therefore require skilled craftsmen. If one process goes wrong, it affects the overall quality, which is why the craftsmen pay attention to every detail. For example, when sharpening the blade, the craftsmen sharpen it at a subtle angle to bring out the maximum sharpness. In addition, special techniques such as forging and heat treatment are used to adjust the hardness and softness of the blade. Using these techniques, craftsmen create beautiful knives.
Japanese kitchen knives, or "Wa-Bocho," are a traditional craft that carries the heart and soul of the craftsmen who create them. When making a knife, the craftsmen approach the task with the same mentality as making a samurai sword, pouring their hearts and souls into the creation. Crafting a Wa-Bocho involves multiple processes, and a mistake in any one of them can affect the overall quality of the knife. Therefore, the craftsmen pay meticulous attention to every detail to achieve the perfect balance of sharpness and beauty. The knives are made using special techniques such as forging, heat treatment, and sharpening, which require advanced skills and knowledge. Each Wa-Bocho is a work of art that embodies the passion and dedication of the craftsmen who made it.
Crafting Japanese knives involves a multi-faceted process that demands the expertise of skilled artisans. Any misstep along this intricate journey can significantly impact the knife's overall quality, highlighting the unwavering commitment of these craftsmen to precision. Take, for instance, the art of blade sharpening, where artisans painstakingly refine the edge at a subtle angle to unlock its utmost sharpness. Furthermore, they employ specialized techniques such as forging and heat treatment to finely calibrate the blade's balance of hardness and suppleness. Employing these refined methods, craftsmen fashion knives celebrated not only for their exceptional performance but also for their captivating aesthetic appeal.
Japanese Sake Experience
On the second floor, there is a Japanese sake bar with beautiful traditional lanterns illuminating the space, offering a new way to enjoy Japanese sake. Here, you can experience a new type of sake-tasting, where the flavors of sake are expressed through different emotions such as joy, anger, sorrow, and pleasure. After strolling around Asakusa or shopping, please stop by and enjoy this unique experience.
In addition, duty-free procedures are available on the second floor, where you can complete the procedures over a drink after buying a knife. Our staff will also be happy to assist you with your sake consumption.
English-speaking staff will assist you.
MUSASHI JAPANでは、日本だけでなく世界各国のスタッフを揃えており、全てのお客様への細やか且つ迅速なサポート体制を整えています。 浅草に来たお客様が、最大限に「和の文化」を体験できる場所となるよう、心を込めたサービスを提供しています。