Japan Trip, July 2019

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    pkjames

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    In July, I traveled to Japan with my associates. We had a super nice dinner in Osaka with Aoki-san from Sakai Takayuki, then traveled to Echizen to say hello with everyone there. After Echizen, we visited Sukenari in Toyama and finally drove to Sanjo to meet with Yoshikane, Hinoura and other suppliers there.

    I documented the trip in a series of blogs, which is about the makers that we met, as well as some restaurants that we went to.

    In the future, I will try to write more about varies of topics that is either Japan (and / or) knife related.

    Hope you enjoy :)

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    Day 2: Echizen (Takefu)

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    Day 3: from Toyama to Sanjo

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    Day 4: from Sanjo to Tokyo

    I also wrote a few smaller (buy maybe interesting, useful) topics as well:
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    Two things that you just have to try in Toyama

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    Side Mission: Grab that Bottle!

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    Where to buy Shigefusa in Japan?

    and finally a tip if you are travelling to Japan
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    Don’t buy a JR Pass, it is a rip off






     
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    aboynamedsuita

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    Thanks for the write up James. I have some of those double walled sake cups (made by Asahi?) and they are nice. I’ll have to do the cost/benefit of the JR pass for the Fall, also hoping to snipe a bottle
     
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    Great write up James!
     
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    @aboynamedsuita if you were to travel around Japan sniping up the whiskies, it is probably a good idea to get a JR Pass :p
     

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