Art & Design

Demonstration: Knife Sharpening with TADAFUSA

27 & 28 October 2018, London

The demonstration is part of the programme of events taking place in conjunction with the exhibition BIOLOGY OF METAL: METAL CRAFTSMANSHIP IN TSUBAME-SANJO, which is open until 28 October 2018 at Japan House London.


Knives forged in the Tsubame-Sanjo region of Japan have been prized in Japan since the 19th century, and today they are internationally renowned.


Visitors to Japan House will have the opportunity to view the exceptional craftsmanship of one of Tsubame-Sanjo’s most prestigious bladesmithing workshops with a demonstration on knife sharpening by SONE Tadayuki from Tadafusa.


About the Maker: TADAFUSA

Founded in 1948 by SONE Torasaburo, Tadafusa have spent years making specialized knives that meet the needs of every kind of profession, including those for fishing and agriculture. More recently Tadafusa has used its technical expertise to manufacture culinary knives, from soba knives and other types of knives used by professional chefs, to knives used in the kitchen at home. Their products are made in response to the needs of customers and have won numerous awards.



Admission Free

Saturday 27 October 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30

Sunday 28 October 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Japan House