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Two things that you just have to try in Toyama

Two things that you just have to try in Toyama

Posted by James Zhang on 26th Jul 2019

After departing Takefu, we head straight to Toyama, and had a lovely dinner with Master Hanaki from Sukenari. The most famous produce from Toyama is shiro-ebi (small white shrimp) and the famous hot … read more
Japan Trip, July 2019, Day 2: Echizen (Takefu)

Japan Trip, July 2019, Day 2: Echizen (Takefu)

Posted by James Zhang on 23rd Jul 2019

We left Osaka early for Echizen (Takefu) today. Echizen is a very important knife producing region not only because they have many famous makers like Takeshi Saji, Kurosaki and reputable brands like … read more
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