[BIZ STREAM SPECIAL EDITION] This series includes selected stories from BIZ STREAM's signature "On-Site" reports. Many small and medium-sized manufacturers in Japan have fallen on hard times as they struggle to compete with low-cost imports. This episode features an experienced designer who is proving that innovative designs combined with high-quality products can justify higher prices and help keep local manufacturers in business.
Depicting a famous view of Mt. Fuji, around 6,000 of these knives have been sold to customers outside of Japan
A skilled artisan combines 1,200-year-old blade-making techniques with modern design