Dentoukougeishi - Shunichi Tahara, Master Sharpener comes to Korin!

Visit Korin for the opportunity to meet and learn from a master sharpener recognized by the Japanese government, Shunichi Tahara!

One day event!
Date: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Time: 2PM to 5PM

  • Save 15% on knife and knife accessories during the hours of the event! This is the perfect chance to start or add Japanese Traditional Knives to your collection!
    At 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
  • Q&A session and a knife sharpening and knife repair demonstration performed by Master Tahara.
  • Free raffle tickets for all that stops by for a chance to win a priceless "RAW" knife!
  • Also the grand prize to win the chance for Master Sharpener Shunichi Tahara to sharpen your Japanese Traditional Knife, so we hope you will bring in your Traditional Japanese knife! This would also be a great chance to get advice on how you can improve your Japanese Traditional knife sharpening skills!
Customer will have 3 chances to watch, ask and win raffles prizes!

Shunichi Tahara is a professional kitchen knife craftsman with 48 years of experience. Knife sharpening is his family business which his grandfather started more than a century ago. He was certified as a Master of Japanese Traditional Crafts for blade grinding and sharpening by the Japanese government (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) in 1990 and also certified as a “Naniwa-no-Meiko (Master Craftsman of Osaka)” by Osaka prefecture's government in 2011.

伝統工芸氏 [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.


KORIN is located in the heart of downtown New York
(Accessible by public transportation)
Address: 57 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007 (bet. W Broadway & Church St.)
Call: 800-626-2172 / 212-587-7021
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