[Information about new business partners]
We have decided to officially do business with Aoki Hamono, which is well-known for its Takayuki Sakai brand.
The other day, I visited the company's headquarters in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture to say hello. We were also guided to the Sanpo factory in the same city, where we met traditional craftsman Itsuo Doi and sharpener Mitsuo Yamazuka, and were able to see the enthusiastic forging and sharpening process.
I was also shown around the Takayuki Sakai Gallery in the same city, and was overwhelmed by the many beautiful knives.
I never dreamed that I would be given this opportunity by a leading company that drives Sakai and Japan's cutlery industry. I am very grateful and honored, and at the same time, I feel humbled.
[Media appearance information] I was invited to RCC Radio's popular weekday evening information program ``Hiroshi Michimori's Barishaki NOW''. ...