【About booking】 ※If there isn't opened date/time you want, please ask me ※To experience sharpening knives, I need to confirm to the factory, and might ask you to reschedule in case the factory can't have us. ※We need to order your knives in advance (knife type / engravings), so please answer to the message you get after booking from me ASAP. ※We can't change knife types or engravings after we order. 【In this tour】 Go to the knife museum to learn about histories of Japanese knives and see how Japanese kitchen knives are made. You'll be surprised by the number of knives there. Move to a knife shop to learn how to sharpen a knife and sharpen your knife. Also forge handles by yourself after learn from a professional. At the end of the tour, you get your own kitchen knife with your name on it. You'll get excited sharpening knives! If you sharpen knives regularly and correctly, you can use them for over 10 years. 【Choose one from below】 1. Santoku knife(all-purpose) 2. Petit knife(fruits knife) 3. Deba knife(for dressing a fish) 4. Yanagiba knife(for sashimi and sushi) 【Other cautions】 ※Tour without sharpening knife costs ¥4,000 ( let me know before book) ※ Lefthand users pay ¥3,500 extra for knife #3 and #4 to the factory on site to make a left-handed knife
I've been doing volunteer guiding for three years in Osaka and Kyoto. I love eating, drinking, and cooking. When I prepare fish, especially sashimi (sliced raw fish) and vegetables, the taste depends on its freshness and how smoothly you cut the surface. So I always sharpen my knife first. The city we'll visit is called "knife city Sakai," known for its knives from about 450 years ago, and still their skills are alive and improving. I'd like to share the wonderful Sakai knives with you, and how to sharpen them. Let me make your trip to Japan a bit more interesting and fascinating.
Knife and apron
We'll meet up in front of the East gate at Sakai station of Nankai line. Go to a shrine to pray for your staying in Japan and making any kinds of wishes. Walk to the knife museum displaying over 1,000 knives, and learn how the knives are made. Then we'll head to a knife factory to learn how to sharpen knives from a professional and actually sharpen a Japanese knife which you choose. Also fit a handle to the blade by yourself.
Comfortable walking shoes
If there is no opened date and time which you want to join, please ask me