Shojiro has its factory at Narita in Chiba Prefecture, and Yoichiro Ishizuka is the fifth generation of Shojiro. Going back in time, the first generation was a swordsmith.
The traditional manufacturing method, called "Sohi-zukuri," originates from the Japanese sword-making technique, in which a blacksmith manipulates metal and fire to form the blade, which requires a high level of craftsmanship.Yoichiro also shapes the curves of his kitchen knives by hammering an iron block without using any mold at all. He creates blades that, once in the hands of a customer, they say, "I can't use anything else anymore !"
*The movie is quoted from TOKYO teshigoto brand with approval of Shojiro.