All of our chairs are made exclusively with the  kanna , a plane crafted using blacksmithing techniques that have been passed down in Japan continuously from the Yayoi period (300BCE-300CE)
       
     
   Master Smith   Ohara   Yasuhiko   keeps this age-old tradition alive in the 21  st   century and creates all of the   kanna   we use in our woodworking
       
     
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  It is thanks to him that we are able to c  reate each of our unique  kanna - finish    chairs
       
     
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 The blacksmithing technique used in creating  kanna  is a product of the same tradition that gave birth to the samurai  katana
       
     
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 The harder  tamahagane  steel at the edge is nestled in a softer metal to prevent shattering
       
     
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  Through the use of Ohara’s  kanna,    we are able to work against the grain and fashion otherwise impossible to achieve curves
       
     
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 We receive  kanna  blades in a variety of different sizes, and then fashion the individual wooden holders ourselves
       
     
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 This allows us to create planes suited to particular needs and achieve a pure  kanna - finish  using no sandpaper at all
       
     
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 The blades are routinely sharpened to guarantee a finish even smoother than sandpaper, with the added benefit of preserving the natural pattern of the wood
       
     
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 All of our chairs are made exclusively with the  kanna , a plane crafted using blacksmithing techniques that have been passed down in Japan continuously from the Yayoi period (300BCE-300CE)
       
     

All of our chairs are made exclusively with the kanna, a plane crafted using blacksmithing techniques that have been passed down in Japan continuously from the Yayoi period (300BCE-300CE)

   Master Smith   Ohara   Yasuhiko   keeps this age-old tradition alive in the 21  st   century and creates all of the   kanna   we use in our woodworking
       
     

Master Smith Ohara Yasuhiko keeps this age-old tradition alive in the 21st century and creates all of the kanna we use in our woodworking

IMG_6521.JPG
       
     
IMG_6494.JPG
       
     
  It is thanks to him that we are able to c  reate each of our unique  kanna - finish    chairs
       
     

It is thanks to him that we are able to create each of our unique kanna-finish chairs

IMG_6446.JPG
       
     
IMG_6486.JPG
       
     
 The blacksmithing technique used in creating  kanna  is a product of the same tradition that gave birth to the samurai  katana
       
     

The blacksmithing technique used in creating kanna is a product of the same tradition that gave birth to the samurai katana

IMG_6679.JPG
       
     
IMG_6487.JPG
       
     
 The harder  tamahagane  steel at the edge is nestled in a softer metal to prevent shattering
       
     

The harder tamahagane steel at the edge is nestled in a softer metal to prevent shattering

IMG_6557.JPG
       
     
IMG_6562 (1).JPG
       
     
  Through the use of Ohara’s  kanna,    we are able to work against the grain and fashion otherwise impossible to achieve curves
       
     

Through the use of Ohara’s kanna, we are able to work against the grain and fashion otherwise impossible to achieve curves

IMG_6470.JPG
       
     
IMG_6461.JPG
       
     
 We receive  kanna  blades in a variety of different sizes, and then fashion the individual wooden holders ourselves
       
     

We receive kanna blades in a variety of different sizes, and then fashion the individual wooden holders ourselves

IMG_6518.JPG
       
     
 This allows us to create planes suited to particular needs and achieve a pure  kanna - finish  using no sandpaper at all
       
     

This allows us to create planes suited to particular needs and achieve a pure kanna-finish using no sandpaper at all

IMG_6507 (1).JPG
       
     
SDIM0631.JPG
       
     
IMG_6571.JPG
       
     
 The blades are routinely sharpened to guarantee a finish even smoother than sandpaper, with the added benefit of preserving the natural pattern of the wood
       
     

The blades are routinely sharpened to guarantee a finish even smoother than sandpaper, with the added benefit of preserving the natural pattern of the wood

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