The Japanese Chef's Knife

Learn the secrets behind some of the best kitchen knives in the world.

What will I learn in this class?
In this class, dig into why Japanese knives are a cut above your average chef’s knife. Learn how to choose, use and maintain a top-of-the-line knife crafted by a master blacksmith for the best experience in your own kitchen.

Who teaches this class?
Mayuko Rutledge and Ali Buford started Jikuu, a Japanese knife company, over two years ago with the goal of partnering with artisans to make traditional kitchen knives for modern kitchens. A favorite amongst Tokyo expats and beyond, Jikuu knives are known for their quality, craftsmanship and ease of maintenance.


  • Mar 8
  • 10am–12pm
  • Beate Sirota Gordon and Haru Reischauer classrooms
  • ¥6,000 (free whetstone included)
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 26


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.