We will take you to the deep world of knife in Kyoto through following experiences. 1. Your own tools: You can have your own knife with your name in Chinese character carved on Kyoto made knife. Also, you can consult with the artisan and choose three kinds of natural sharpening stones to bring back home with you. 3. Knife sharpening lecture: With your own tools, you can learn Japanese style sharpening techniques. 4. A walking tour: We will visit artisan's workplace and see his work. Also, we will visit a shrine with myth about swords and also on the way, we will cross a beautiful stone bridge over Shirakawa river and go through old style shopping arcade in where you can feel life of the locals.
Hi! I'm Kinuko. I fell in love with Kyoto and moved here and started introducing local cultures and spots that I found fascinating since 2009. This experience is held in collaboration with Mr. Iwayama, a professional knife sharpening artisan owning his shop "Tsuneshin" in Awata area in Kyoto where has historically strong connection with knife and swords. Mr. Iwayama has sharpen more than 15 million knives in these 15 years.
A knife, 3 wet stones We will prepare an apron and a towel to prevent from your clothes getting stains.
It might be easy to buy Japanese knife at shops or on the internet, but I would like you to experience more! Kyoto made knife chosen by an artisan with your name carved on it will give you special attachment to it. To keep its sharpness, you can experience hands-on learning of Japanese style sharpening method. After visiting the artisan's workplace, I believe you will enjoy using the knife even more in your everyday-life.
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Prior to the event, please give me name you want on your knife and we will choose appropriate Chinese character. We ask you to give a signature on a document of generic waiver of liability.
Knife Sharpening with Your Own Tool