2015年11月20日金曜日

Good Job to make the knives!

He is still 4 years old, and he has been watching what his father does every day whether he like it or not. Hopefully, I will show him something better world for young soul.

Ebony handles

I have been busy for many weeks, so two of Yanagiba handles has taken over 3 weeks to make them. In this time, I used water buffalo from new supplier, and it seems work good too.

2015年8月21日金曜日

Black Bamboo Shoots

In early of this year, I got black bamboo plant. Finally, it gets bamboo shoots. I think that there are many black bamboo, and this one grows over 30 feet, if it grows in ground.

2015年6月22日月曜日

Fruit Basket

I made the same fruit basket last time, probably, over twenty years ago, and I made it last week again. It is kind of easy to make it, as long as we do not rush and split the water melon. If we pour a couple of 100% fruit juices like apple juice or Pineapple juice or some other juice. We are able to add sparkling water or alcohol drink. It seems great season to get various sweet fruits right now. I just bought all of ingredients local super market, but the most of the fruits were very sweet.

It is not volcano

It looks volcanic eluption, but it is brush fire on the back of our house.

2015年5月13日水曜日

New type of knife case

The hard case has special feature to hold the blade. The blade is not moved by pressure from the both side of the sponge pad. The logic of the case is like; If we put on a blade in the middle of a telephone book, and binding it, the blade does not move from the pressure by the both side of the phone book pages. Or we see sometimes martial art master without a sword fights against an opponent with sword, he binds the sword blade with hands, and twist the sword, and taking it away from the opponent hands. I have tried to make cooking hard case for over 7 years, and it is very hard to get great idea to make the cooking knife hard case for years, because it must be friendly and easy on the blade edge (no damage on the edge), of course, safety to carrying the case is always the first priority, and universal size, and not too expensive the cost (possible to make it), and good looking, and more. All things comes in one case is very hard, and I had got this idea a year ago, and I tried to make proto type with my father who makes case or bag for his entire life (he has owned a small case making company for over 60 years in Japan) many times, and finally, my father made realistic new type (I guess) of the cooking knife hard case. Of course, the knife does not move in the case even shaking the case very hard, and it is hard case, so it is not able to bend the case itself unless hundreds pounds of weight on the case.

2015年4月23日木曜日

Japanese Cucumber

It is still middle of spring time in Hawaii, but it is already getting hot now. Japanese cucumber is summer season plant, but it is good harvest season already.

Hawaiian Chili Paper

Usually, the black birds look like cardinal called bulbul loves to eat chili paper here in Hawaii (Oahu), so it is hard to survive, and this one was also bite-off when it was small, but there were a couple of leaves still remained, so it survived, and it has lots of Hawaiian chili paper on it now. It is tiny, but one piece of the chili paper is more than hot enough to me to float in a bowl of soup without eating the chili paper. If I bite it in mistake, it is not super crazy hot, but it is very hot for sure.

2015年2月11日水曜日

Tesshu Mizu Honyaki Wagyuto 240mm blue II steel blade w/ snake wood handle

Tesshu Mizu Honyaki 240mm blue II steel blade w/ double water buffalo bolster Snake wood handle