The Japanese hocho (kitchen knife) is essential to the preparation of Japanese cuisine because it cuts with a pulling motion rather than by pushing. This pulling motion does not damage the fiber of the meat or fish and allows the user to preserve the original quality of the food being prepared.
The mystique of the Japanese hocho lies in traditions passed down through generations of craftsmen. These fine tools are imbued with the inherent pride and trade secrets of traditional Japanese sword artisans transmitted to today's master craftsmen. This technical and spiritual inheritance forms the basis of present-day hocho production.
Given this combination of pedigree and skill it is no surprise that the hocho is now garnering international acclaim.
Now, you can own the finest production knives in the world! Ginga Trading will be at Wine With Me on April 27 to demonstrate the Zanmai series of quality Japanese knives. Stop in and see why these knives are prized for their durability, function, and beauty.