Hocho Kobo Tadafusa
Tadafusa is a premier makers of high-end cutlery, including a huge variety of knives. Particularly famous for a bread knife that has become very popular, it also creates knives for the making of soba noodles, kitchen and fish knives, and many other varieties. Widely used by professional chefs, Tadafusa knives are also eagerly sought after by serious home cooks from around the world, many of who make a visit to the factory to enjoy a stay in the Shitada area while their knives are professionally edged and reconditioned. Tours of the factory, where traditional are combined with modern technologies, are available; the in-house shop also sells the full range of Tadafusa creations. 27-16 , Higashi-Honjoji, Sanjo; tel: 0256-32-2184.