Event to discover the charm of Osaka, City of Food（15-17 Oct. 2019)
16 (Wed.) Oct. 2019 Sakai Forged Cutlery and Scissors Blacksmith "SASUKE" / Sakai city
“Sasuke” is a scissors blacksmith which has been producing knives and scissors from the end of Edo era making the best of gun production technology in Sakai city famous for Sakai cutlery. The fifth owner Mr. Yasuhiro Hirakawa had an exhibition at Atelier Oishi in Versailles, France in 2002, certified Sakai City Monozukuri (craftsmanship) Meister for scissors production, was awarded with the JETRO Osaka General Manager Award at Osaka Kogei Exhibition, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award at Osaka Traditional Products Exhibition in 2003, and others. Forged cutlery items such as scissors and knives are made through forging “hard steel” and “soft base metal” for sharpness and resilience.