Handling Sakai-Tohji knives for over 200 years, Izumi Riki-Seisakusho
Established in 1805, Izumi Riki-Seisakusho boasts over 210 years of history in expanding the Sakai-Tohji brand of knives, beloved by many including well-known personalities. Upon being conferred the Sakai city award for superior enterprise, the brand has become even more recognized. For lovers of the culinary arts, Izumi Riki-Seisakusho offers excellent cookware that'll last.
Know all there is to know about knives!
In this experience, the 7th generational company head will give a humorous talk that will expand your view of the world of knives. From his passion, you'll understand why famous culinary professionals from all over Japan and the world come to buy knives in Sakai.
Topics to go over and things to see!
1. How Sakai came to be a leader in cutlery
2. Assembly in Sakai, the knife manufacturing process
3. The difference between Western and Japanese knives
4. World Cultural Heritage, Washoku and Japanese knives
5. Flavor, blade sharpness, and the taste of Japan
6. Observation of handle attachment process
7. Knife sharpening demonstration
Historical museum of knives!
Start the tour with a look at a 290 year old storefront, and experience everything you can about knives at the knife museum, from the manufacturing process to historical items, and video. From whetstones to their predecessors, there is everything on cutlery here. This may be your chance to hold these items. Afterwards, you'll observe the handle attachment process and blade sharpening demonstration.
Witness the skills of a professional!
Watch the manufacturing process of a beloved brand of knives, used by many well-known people including the former head chef of the imperial hotel. Nowadays, knives are sold for as little as 100 yen, but how long a knife stays sharp belies its potential. Witness the skills and experience the effort that goes into making a well-crafted product!