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Traditional Japanese Knife Forging Demonstration

~The 20th Anniversary Celebration for Kikuichi New York, Inc.~

 

Kikuichi  New York Inc. celebrates  20 years of bridging culinary  tradition  between Japan and USA. On September  24th,  please join Kikuichi  Cutlery for a unique look into our master  knife craftsmanship. Kikuichi  history  dates  back  over 750  years  as  a  famed  sword smith.  Our craftsman will dazzle you with 1000 degree forging fire in front of your eyes.

1  Date and Time

10:00 AM on September  24th, 2017

2    Location

Kikuichi Monjyu Shiro Kanenaga, Company Headquarter  of Kikuichi Cutlery

488 Zoshi-Cho, Nara, Nara 630-8211

630-8211奈良県奈良市雑司町488番地

株式会社菊一文珠四郎包永(キクイチモンジュシロウカネナガ)

3  Schedule

First Session

Time

Detail

10:00~10:20

Special   prayer   at   Nogami  shrine,   conducted  by  Kasuga

Shrine  to celebrate  20th  anniversary.

Attendees: Kikuichi Cutlery, Kokaji Kai forging group, Nara prefectural  government(pending),

Nara city government, Hozoin Ryu Sojyutsu,

U.S.Embassy and Consulates  in Japan(pending), Japan America Society of Nara

11:00~11:20

Forging    Demonstration     including     knife     finishing     and assembly

Craftsmen: Tadashi  Enami,  Forging craftsman

Noboru Morinaga, Forging craftsman

Yuzo Tani, Forging craftsman

Assembling and Engraving  craftsman, Akimasa Ooe,

11:20~11:40

Knife sharpening  class

Second Session

Time

Detail

13:00~13:20

Forging  Demonstration including  knife  finishing  assembly

and engraving

13:20~13:40

Knife sharpening  class

 

4   Nogami Shrine


Nogami Shrine  is located at  the base  of Wakakusayama (160  Kasugano-Cho,  Nara,  Nara (200 feet from Kikuichi  headquarter)). Nogami Shirine  is protected by Kasuga  Shrine  and special  prayer  held for Wakakusayama Mountain  fire  event  in  every  Januarys.  Nogami Shrine  is also known for the Yamato  sword forging in 1500.  There  is a “Cutting stone” to pray for producing the finest swords.

5    Contact

Kikuichi Monjyu Shiro Kanenaga, Company Headquarter  of Kikuichi Cutlery

488 Zoshi-Cho, Nara, Nara 630-8211

Kikuichi Cutlery Department: Hiromi Schmick and Aya Ehara

Tel:0742-26-2211        e-mail:hamono@kikuichi.com