Hitohira was created by an experienced and passionate knife user and seller who has worked extensively in Japan and North America. Hitohira is a source dedicated to sharing and educating knife enthusiasts on the proper use and maintenance of their … Read More

Kimono Knife Roll

Kimono Knife Rolls are created by HITOHIRA using Japanese traditional new or new old-stock Tanmono which is cloth for making Kimono/ Yukata, traditional Japanese clothes. These clothes are made from either cotton, polyester or wool depending on the knife roll. When … Read More


First Knife So you just bought your first Japanese knife and you want to keep it looking and performing at its best. Depending on what knife you bought (double bevel, single bevel, carbon, stainless or semi-stainless), here are a few … Read More