Visit Korin for the opportunity to meet and learn from a master sharpener recognized by the Japanese government!
Place: FREE in-store event at the Korin Showroom!
Date: March 2nd
Time: 2pm to 5pm
3 Hour In-store Promotion: 15% off Knives (excluding Glestain) only during hours of the event.
In-store Raffle: #8000 Grit Kitayama Fine Stone!
伝統工芸士 [Dentoukougeishi] are traditional craftsmen acknowledged by the Japanese government. These craftsmen are recognized for their commitment of protecting traditional Japanese art and practices. Required features of a dentoukougeishi are those who are highly skilled and have devoted their lives to their chosen traditional craft. There are a variety of traditional Japanese products created by dentoukougeishi. Although one may think that one craftsman is solely responsible for the finished product, there are actually several and processes involved in creating one piece. For example, as many knife enthusiasts know, traditional Japanese knives are not entirely crafted by one person. Forgers, blade makers, and handle makers are all a part of creating each beautiful masterpiece.
Shigehiro Kasahara is a professional kitchen knife craftsman, who is certified as a Master of Japanese Traditional Crafts (dentoukougeishi) for blade grinding and sharpening by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. He has participated in competitions and has won several awards including All Japan Knife Show in 1993, Sakai Blades International Design Competition in 1996, Kinki/Chugoku/Shikoku Traditional Craft Fair in 2006.