Yanagi Sōri (1951-2011), who was the third director of the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum, once placed an order for a fruit knife. The first knife made with a straight blade was dismissed by Yanagai, who instead provided his own design for the knife he had requested. After that the knife designed by Yanagi became Takahashi Smithery’s original product.


  • Title: Fruit Knife, Shimane Blacksmith
  • Creator: Takahashi Smithery, Photo: Mori Yoshiyuki
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Subject Keywords: Shimane Blacksmith, Blacksmith
  • Rights: The Takahashi Smithery, Photo: © Mori Yoshiyuki
  • External Link: The Takahashi Smithery

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