Message from the President
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The MORITOKUZO Group was established in 1854 by Tokuzo Mori, the founder, in Tosa Domain Hasuike (currently Otesuji, Kochi City), where he opened an okeya. I'm here.
Within that group, our company, Grazia Co., Ltd., handles Japanese kitchen knives and cutlery, centered on Tosa cutlery, under the brand "Tokuzo".
Kochi Prefecture (Tosa), where our company is located, has inherited the techniques of the Edo period and kept mechanization to a minimum, making it one of Japan's leading cutlery production areas.
The 400-year-old traditional interrupted forging manufacturing method that has continued since the Edo period has been handed down unchanged until the modern world in the 21st century.
In 1306 (the first year of Tokuji), the latter part of the Kamakura period, the swordsmith Gorozaemon Yoshimitsu school, a swordsmith who moved from Yamato Province (Nara Prefecture) to Tosa, has its roots in the sword technique of the Yoshimitsu school. Tosa-uchi cutlery boasts a history of over 400 years after bringing back a skilled swordsmith.
The feature of Tosa Uchihamono, which is similar to Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, a samurai of Ryoma Sakamoto at the end of the Edo period, is the use of the same high-quality cutlery steel as Japanese swords.
By forging like a Japanese sword, the metal structure is refined, giving sharpness, wear resistance, and stickiness to the blade.
In addition, Kochi Prefecture boasts the highest ratio of forests in Japan (84%), and the culture of field blacksmithing derived from forestry has been inherited.
Tosa-uchi knives are made by hand one by one, based on swordsmithing techniques and field blacksmithing culture.
In addition, we received many orders for Tosa cutlery with different shapes and weights from all over the country, so we can manufacture it with only an order form that describes the actual size and shape.
It is called 'Tosa's free forging', in which a metal material heated to a high temperature is beaten and spread out to create a shape freely.
There is a high degree of freedom because craftsmen consistently perform everything from forging to sharpening and finishing.
This can be imagined from the fact that there are many types of products manufactured in Tosa, and because it is possible to manufacture a wide variety of products in small quantities, we continue to respond to various orders from all over the country.
While it is very useful, there is no fixed mold, so the blacksmiths and sharpeners are required to be skilled.
I would like to spread the beauty of Japanese blacksmithing culture and cutlery to people all over the world, centering on such Tosa cutlery.
With that in mind, we manufacture and sell hammered knives every day.
Koichiro Mori, Representative Director, Grasia Co., Ltd.
|Company Name||Grazia Co., Ltd.|
|address||1-3-1 Otesuji, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture 780-0842|
|TEL/FAX||TEL:088-855-8037 / FAX:088-855-8067|
|Store operation manager||Kanako Maehara|
|technical director||Taro Goto|
Other operating online shops
Grasia Co., Ltd. operates shopping malls such as Rakuten Ichiba, Yahoo! Shopping, au PAY Market, and Amazon in order to spread the good things of Kochi besides kitchen knives.