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I ran across this blog and I thought it might be of interest to others as the topic has come up here in the past of where to shop while in Japan. I thought it was an intersting read.

 

http://yayasyumyums.blogspot.com/2011/08/knife-shops-in-japan-tokyo-kyoto-osaka.html

 

Dave

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Have to love stories like that.

That sounds lime it was a great trip!

 

"love my country" but "fear my government"  Something is just wrong with this

 

 

 

Looking for info on entry level J-knives? Need help on finding the most bang for your buck? Hope you enjoy learning from the info here, I know I did!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63213/tojiro-dp-f-809-240mm-g...

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"love my country" but "fear my government"  Something is just wrong with this

 

 

 

Looking for info on entry level J-knives? Need help on finding the most bang for your buck? Hope you enjoy learning from the info here, I know I did!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63213/tojiro-dp-f-809-240mm-g...

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I was on Kappabashi-dori yesterday (Monday afternoon) before heading to the hanami festivities at Ueno Koen. Even if you are not shopping for a specific knife, Kappabashi is worth half a day on its own while you are in Tokyo. The weather was perfect, 70 and sunny, and the street was lively, packed with foreigners and locals alike.

 

This time I only had time to stop by my now-favorite shops, Union Commerce and Tsubaya. I wound up leaving UC with a blue 2 steel Ittosai Kotetsu nakiri for a very reasonable price. I drooled over some usubas but made a realistic choice based on my (lack of) knife and sharpening skills. While I was in Kitchen Town I picked up a traditional sharkskin oroshigane (wasabia grater). Now I just need to order some wasabia from the west coast. :)

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Thanks for sharing Dave. A cool and informative post.

Luis

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Great blog, thanks for the pointer!

Tim from ZRCR

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It sure would be nice to take a knife journey like that wouldn't it!  Knife shopping by day...Sushi by night.

 

Dave

I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Paul Prudhomme
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I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
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A little more J-knife fun. Scroll down the blog page to watch the video. Very cool stuff.

 

Dave

 

http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2012/03/sharpening-your-knives-in-new-york.html

I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Paul Prudhomme
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