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Japanese cooking knife could be called as "The crystal of Japanese traditional technology" because it has been evolving with progress of Japanese cooking culture. And it is passed down from craftsman to craftsman through very long period. There are some areas to make cutting tools in Japan even now and Tsubame-Sanjyo area in Niigata prefecture is also one of them, where Tojiro factory is located.
Japan has own technical cultures to be proud to whole world like ceramic ware, Japanese sword and etc. This Japanese own culture was born with big influence of long feudal society as governance by sovereign. Especially in Edo period, every Daimyo had to stay in their own land and stay in Edo alternately called as "Sankin Koutai" had big part for this matter because they presented their own products and technology to "Shogun" and bring back the appraisal and other information. The thought as "Superior present than other countries to make benefit to own land" and "Make superior goods and present to Shogun" connected to level up of technology and sublimed technology to the culture.
We are working to keep thought of "Present" which was cultivated by history to delivery the best goods to our consumers. And now, we thank to have a chance presenting out technical crystal to sharpen sense consumers.