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FIVE SENSES

FIVE SENSES

This is my first experience to make my own knife.  Now I understood how hard it was. What I have learned was what most important thing for make a knife was.  It was the COLOR. I had to check the knife and make sure the color to become orange.  When I sharpen a knife I listen to the sound of knife.  Making a good sound which means you are on the right angle. I realized that it was important to use all five senses when you make things by checking color, smelling t , listening sound and finishing by touch...

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REVIEW FROM CHEF TIM CUSHMAN

REVIEW FROM CHEF TIM CUSHMAN

“This knife is a fantastic all purpose utility knife. I use it every day. The blade is very sharp and holds the edge for a long time. It feels perfectly balanced in your hand and has a nice light weight.  For my purposes, I wouldn’t change a thing about this knife.”  -James Beard Award Winning Chef Tim Cushman -Restaurants: o ya in Boston, NYC, Mexico City, Hojoko, Ms. Clucks Deluxe, gogo ya Boston, Covina & Roof at Park South in NYC Thank you chef Tim !!

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FORGING THE KNIFE

FORGING THE KNIFE

Heat the steel 1300℉ and quickly cool it down with water or oil, this process makes steel harder.  This process is called “YAKIIRE”.  Next step is heating the steel again with 392℉ and leave it in room temperature to gradually cool it down.  This process makes knife stronger.  This is called “Yakimodoshi”. The blacksmith determines weather, temperature, humidity, type of steel or metal and forge the knife with best heat temperature and condition.  This is the professional work by artisan.

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EGG SHELL TUMBLER

EGG SHELL TUMBLER

From YAMAHEI Work shop With these pure white, almost translucent, incredibly delicate cups, exquisite thinness and transparency are such that you can glimpse the color of the liquid they contain, and their very simple design emphasizes the whiteness of Arita-yaki porcelain. They are glazed on the inside only, while the outside is decorated with a little white clay, for an effect evoking the motifs on silk cocoons. Available only at store.  Please contact us at shop@hitachiyausa.com or 310-534-3136 

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TEA BREAK

TEA BREAK

Rushing around lately?   It can be hard to find time for yourself. That’s why we advocate making time to relax with something beautifully simple —a cup of tea.  A cup of tea may be the only three-minute focus time.  After the morning routine, work day, pick-up, dinner, and bed-time routine.  it boost up your energy or herbal tea is for soothing you.

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