|Above, the giant chef marks the entrance to Kappabashi "Kitchen Town". Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
In 2014, I made a stop in Kappabashi to pick up a chef's knife for my then-roommate Jessica. It was during that trip I was stuck on a train overnight during a snowstorm.
After I checked into my hotel, I went via taxi to Kappabashi, known as "Kitchen Town", Tokyo to get the knife. Since then, I have bought chef's knives for my daughter and myself at Kama Asa Shoten (or Kamaasa Knife Co.) while in Tokyo. I've also mail-ordered cutlery from them.
|Above, Kama Asa Shoten's knife shop in Kappabashi. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Goin' Japanesque has an article on three shops where visitors can buy quality Japanese knives. One of them is where I bought ours, Kama Asa Shoten.
They begin with:
Kappabashi Dogu Street (Map), located in Asakusa, is the number one shopping arcade in Japan for kitchen implements. Frequented by many professional chefs, there are about 170 shops lined up across 800 meters of street. Today, we’d like to tell you about some shops where you can pick up high-quality Japanese kitchen knives. Be sure to use this information if you’re picking up gifts for people back home. Just going to have a look at these incredible knives makes for a great experience.
|Above, Jessica's knife from Kama Asa Shoten. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
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