Making a kitchen knife as a traditional craft at Sakai, Osaka - Attaching a handle & sharpening
The Japanese knives from the blacksmithing city Sakai have been attracting attention from all over the world in recent years
A Hands-on Look at Local Sakai Knives and Handicrafts.
At the well-established Wada Shoten founded 150 years ago, you can try out a workshop involving the creation of knives as a traditional craft. Choose the one you like from small knives, pointed carvers, sashimi knives, and all-purpose knives. Try out a sharpening workshop to maintain their cutting ability, and then complete the final process of attaching a handle under the guidance of a craftsman. You can bring your knife back home, so it is also great as a souvenir.
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Letting us the chance to practice with the knife mastered locals and learning a very typical experience.
It was great to learn how to make and take care of high quality Japanese knives from a master with 70 years experience.
Learning how a knife was put together and getting to try it for myself.
The knife sharpening!
The Museum visit and the explanation on how to Sharp a knife
The explanation about the different knives because I could understand more about the differences and uses for each type. The I liked the sharpening part because it was very interesting seeing how an action. That looks very rough in the end is actually very smooth and precise.
Irene Comas Chercoles
Learning with the masters how to sharp a knife. They were so patient and nice and it’s a good experience cause everything that I learnt I can use it back home.
Favorite moment was the knife sharpening. I learned something that would be useful to me in the future and the staff was very helpful and friendly. They seemed very engaged about teaching us the basics of knife sharpening and providing everyone with a full experience, even if we were running a bit out of time. Taking the knife home is also very lovely.
Seeing the workers perfect the knives and being able to help put them together as well.
Sharpening and putting handles on the knifes, learning about the process to create a knife, hearing from the workers who have been making knives for their whole life, and being able to take home your own knife.
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- Name of facility
- Wada Shoten
- Name of experience
- Making a kitchen knife as a traditional craft @ Sakai, Osaka -Attaching a handle & sharpening-
- 1-1-1 Shinmeichohigashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-0935
- Business Hours
- 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Off days
- Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (open if there is a reservation)
- 8,500 yen (this includes the workshop fee and the knife)
- Payment methods
- Cash, credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express), PayPay
- Number of guests accepted (groups)
- 2 to 15 people
- Telephone number
- Multilingual support
- English guide (reservation required in advance, and there is a separate fee)
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)