The Story Behind our Company
To me Japan is a place of beauty and precision, with the skill of local artisans being of such a high standard in creating product of beauty like the amazing Katana swords. I chose the name for the business as Yagi Hana Retail and used its picture for the logo as it represents the Japan I see every time I visit.
Only 22.5Km from Yagi Hana you will find Sanjo / Tsubame Sanjo and this area's manufacturing history dates back some 400 years to the Edo Period starting with metal nails, venturing into samurai sword production, and now to some of the most sort after metal and kitchenware products in the country and around the world. In fact, the cutlery used at the Nobel Prize ceremony is produced in Tsubame Sanjo.
The region is also the home to Japan’s master blacksmiths, where generations of craftsmen have shaped steel into some of the world’s most sought-after kitchen knives. Some of these that you may know are Tojiro, Hinoura Hamano, Shigefusa (made by Master Blacksmith Tokifusa Iizuka and his two sons) and Tadafusa to name a few.
Every year there is Kouba no Saiten or "Tsubamesanjo Factory Festival" where you have the opportunity to visit the various factories and see the craftsmen at work. The “Festival” runs for a week in early October and is well worth a vist if you are interested in seeing Master craftsmen at work.
Some of the products that can be found here are –
Cutlery, Kitchen knives, Copperware, Scissors, Shears & Pruning shears, Pots and Pans, kitchen tools, carpentry tools, hatchets, Plows, Wood saws & Power saw blades
Photos Courtesy of Tsubamesanjo-trade.com
Our range will be expanding to carry the best of these products.