craftsman

Japanese craftsman creates a knife from jelly and a knife from rice: Which one is the sharpest?

White rice goes head to head with jelly in the sharpest blade stakes, but only one can win.

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Japanese company creates lacquered tableware that feels like human skin

The centuries-old company is using a sensual ad campaign to draw attention to their innovative new range.

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Sweet suspense: Japanese craftsman uses giant brush to fill in detailed ceramic patterns【Video】

We’ve showcased a number of calming videos featuring traditional craftsmen at work, but this clip has the added bonus of suspense

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Learning Edo-era blade polishing techniques from a Japanese master

Have you taken a close look lately at the knives you use every day when preparing food? If you’ve been using them for many years, they are no doubt dull and in need of a sharper replacement, especially if you want to do any fancy knife work. While it may seem easier to just go out and buy a new set, you might be inspired to learn how to sharpen and polish them yourselves when you hear about the ancient Japanese art of blade sharpening and the few remaining craftsmen practicing it. Click below to read about our visit to one such sharpening master in Tokyo!

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