About Us

 Establish 1956 in Tsukiji Tokyo, Japan

HITACHIYA USA is a culinary store that specialized in traditional Japanese cookware.  Hitchiya originally began as a store that carried industrial cookware for hotels and restaurants in Tsukiji, Tokyo. Home cookware was later added to inventory in 2008.  The second store HITACHIYA USA was opened in 2011 Torrance California.

 Traditional Japanese cookware

The materials and designs bring about the essence of food and the strength and durability of handcrafted work. These indispensable cooking tools are created by the wisdom of Japanese culture.
Handcrafted Cookware is easy to use
HITACHIYA USA will treasure the relationship we have with the craftsmen that have preserved the skills from long ago and share how well Japan made and handmade cookware is.

About owner, Masazumi Hirota
His first visit to San Francisco on his motorcycle in the 70's left a great impression.  He knew that he wanted to open a store in the US.,  and here we are as a result of the owner's love for the states. He had trained traditional ways to sharpen knives by master of knife sharpener in Japan and he perfected it with his passion.  He calls himself "samurai spirits".                                                                


 “ART” of Traditional Knife sharpening

Sharpening a knife is not just simply about grinding and sharpening with a stone. Instead, HITACHIYA USA’s Professional Sharpener will ask for the minor details about the knife to successfully sharpen and restoring its life. We sharpen by hand, repair and polish your knife to become yours.
Specialized tools for food
Cut, design, presentation, and technique play an essential role in Japanese cuisine. The same could also be said of the materials utilized in our cookware. You will notice an enhanced difference in the taste and presentation of your everyday dish when using good quality tools.

HITACHIYA USA would like to bring the wonderfulness of Japanese food culture, tradition and the goodness of handmade work through the warmth to you.
Store in Japan
Tsukiji HITACHIYA 1-12-5 Tsukiji chuo-ku Tokyo   www.tsukiji.org
Tsukiji HITACHIYA Asakusa store 2-6-7 Asakusa tito-ku Tokyo
Prokitchen online shop  www.prokitchen.co.jp
Media Features
◆Los Angeles times : Food & Dining (Front Page) July 28, 2012
◆Rafu Shimpo 'Krafty Korner 'October 11,2012
◆Saveur mgazine 'Bartender's Secret Weapons' January/Feburary 2013
◆Martha Stewart Living Magazine 'Top 100 Issue 'Feb 2013
◆Japan Up Monghly Column 2011-2013
◆Weekly LaLaLa Magazine 2012
◆Yomiuri Newspaper October 2012
◆Sankei Newspaper (Japan)
◆Asaichi NHK MorningTelevision Show(Japan)
◆Hanamaru Market TBS Television Show (Japan)
◆Nippon Broadcast Hirunandesu Television Show (Japan)  2016
◆UTB Commercial Television     2016
◆TBS channel Television Show 2017
◆Los Angeles Times : Food , Japanese Donabe Feb.2020
◆Japanese Knives 2020 published by hobbyJapan
◆Los Angeles Time  Nov 7 2021 - 21 foodsg gifts that support local business.