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Japan Trip, July 2019, Day 1: Osaka

Japan Trip, July 2019, Day 1: Osaka

Posted by James Zhang on 16th Jul 2019

While this is the third time I am visiting Japan this year, it is actually the first time I am here for work. In January I was here for a short ski trip in Hokkaido and the second time in April, … read more
Why Honyaki knives are really expensive?

Why Honyaki knives are really expensive?

Posted by James Zhang on 30th Jun 2019

One question that I am often get asked at the showroom is “why honyaki knives are very expensive?”. I will give a few reasons in this post.(The Honyaki display at Knives and Stones showroom, Sydney) … read more
What is Dentokougeshi of Japan?  (日本の伝統工芸士)

What is Dentokougeshi of Japan? (日本の伝統工芸士)

Posted by James Zhang on 28th Jun 2019

Dentokougeshi, while you may not be familiar with this doesn’t-make-sense term, it literally translates into “Traditional Skilled Craftsman”. It is an awarded given by the Japanese Minister of Economy … read more