Located in Sanjo, Nigata, a well-known “town of blacksmith” with over 300 years of history, Tadafusa is an esteemed manufacturer of hand-forged knives.
The notion of a knife and cutting board shop is also a thread woven deeply into the store concept. While Sanjo area is famous for being a blacksmithing town, knives do not consist solely of blades.
The specialized antibacterial carbonization method Tadafusa has developed is represented in the design’s focus on the use of spruce: carbonized spruce lends exceptional antibacterial qualities to knife handles and cutting boards. It is from this material that the displays and the central table are constructed, and upon which, Tadafusa’s products can be experienced.