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Having colorful flowers by your side makes you feel fine, right? A gorgeous flower bouquet looks good, but a single-flower vase that gently accompanies your daily life is easily incorporated into the various scenes of your daily life. We introduce the charm of the single-flower vase here.
It is convenient to use an improvised kitchen knife case made with newspaper, when you store or carry them. We will introduce how to make such a simple kitchen knife case made with newspaper.
Steel Kitchen knives may cause rust after years of use. Rust on kitchen knives is harmless to the human body, but it needs proper maintenance as they lose their sharpness and can cause accidents and injuries and the food they cut can easily oxidize, when they become rusty. We will explain how to remove rust from kitchen knives.
You might have found the newly purchased knives were not sharp enough and have been worried that you had purchased the defective ones. Here, we will explain why they are not sharp enough and how you can deal with them.
Appropriate handling and maintenance are required for wooden products such as Handai and Ohitsu (rice container). Here are the tips for handling before and after use, removal of stain, and prevention of mold.
Iron woks need proper care before and after use. Today we will explain how to season a wok and daily care. Woks are coated with varnish on delivery, which needs removing by empty burning before first use. Then "oil coating" follows. With proper care, woks can be used for a long time.
Mirror finishing of knives have various advantages such as increased sharpness and resistance to corrosion. Today we are going to tell you how to perform mirror finishing on knives. Today we are going to show you how to perform mirror finishing of knives.
For knives, mirror finishing not only can enhance appearance but also can increase sharpness and durability. Mirror finishing is to polish the surface until it shines and gets reflection like a mirror. Such maintenance of knives is the base of Japanese cuisine. Today we are going to tell you about the advantages of mirror finishing and the features of mirror-finished knives.
Professional chefs are particular about sharpness of their kitchen knives. Those often choose steel knives for easy maintenance. When you start using steel knives, it is important which whetstone you choose. Today we are going to tell you about “how to choose a whetstone”.
Yamada Kogyosho is the only manufacturer of iron pans applying the hammering method in Japan. The most distinctive feature of Yamada woks is that the thickness of iron varies depending on the part.  This leads to efficient heat conductivity and makes excessive water evaporate so that the flavor is more condensed. This mechanism to ensure good outcomes is the reason why Yamada woks are highly evaluated by professional chefs.
Many people would feel like eating Japanese Nabe (Hot Pot) in winter. Donabe casseroles are commonly used to cook Nabe as it can bring out more flavor of the ingredients to enrich the taste than metal pots. Today we are going to tell you about the preparation before first use (called Medome) and method of storage.
For Handai or Ohitsu wooden rice containers, some have a copper ornament hoop (called “Taga”), which is a metal component attached around the body. Taga is to prevent expansion of the wood and likely to come loose when you use the container for a long term. Today we are going to explain how to deal with it.

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