Thursday, May 9, 2013

Aritsugu in Kyoto - 400 years of shokunin kishitsu

Master craftsmen for blades and knives, Aritsugu at Nishiki Ichiba in Kyoto has been operating for over four centuries and 18 generations. Once a designated maker of Samurai Swords for the Imperial House of Japan, they are exercising the same precision and dedication in the making of knives, blades and other kitchen utensils.

[photos by Vanguard]

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