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Found this shop (near Nijo castle) after doing research. Really wanted a knife made in Kyoto to take home as a useable reminder of such a fantastic trip. Did not disappoint. Shop easy to find (look for tools in window) and the owner is a...More
Really impressed with this shop.
The owner is the one who serves you and makes the knives!! Even though he can't speak much English, he showed us through diagrams and gestures.
He engraved our names on the knives and custom made some which were ready...More
Purchasing knife when travelling to Japan is one of the most obvious things to do.
There are a lot of nice shops full of great knifes.
Shigeharu is the maker of some the knife in the shop. You can see it very clearly looking at...More
This Place has the real deal in Japanese Hamano tools. It is a traditional ancient shop that is "senzen". In the knife making industry in Kyoto, it is the only one that can claim this. It was founded back during the Kamakura period (1190-1329) ....More
Such an amazing place and kind people. Japanese artisanal knife store still run by the family that has owned it for generations. This is a must visit for any chef. A knife from here would have pride of place in any kitchen. Very reasonably priced...More
A truly ancient business that states to be before Onin War of 15th century. Shigeharu is the only Kyohamono company, specializing in knives, that can claim this title. Shigeharu’s founding dates back to the Kamakura period (1190-1329). So it is truly historic. Even although the...More