Take Home a Personalized Knife
In a city where food was catered to emperors for centuries, the arts thrived, and where Samurais established their homes, it’s no wonder that one of Japan’s oldest and most reputed knifemaker hails from Kyoto. Fujiwara Aritsugu was founded in the 1560s and appointed the official supplier to the Imperial House of Japan. While it originally focused its production to swords and carving knives, the kitchen knives and utensils made today use the same techniques as they did years ago. Best of all, they still offer the age-old tradition of engraving the owner’s name on the blade of each item sold.
Don’t miss out! Aritsugu is located within the stellar Nishiki market. Make time to take a stroll and sample some of the best local foods before or after your purchase. Ask our Concierge for insider recommendations for foods and favorite stalls to look for.
Booking: No reservation required.