Minamoto Yasukuni is Brand name and blacksmith real name Mr.Yasuaki Taira born in 1965.
In 1983, after graduating from high school, he studied at the "Ajioka Cutlery Factory"
in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture,where he learned to sharp knives. After that, he acquired
the old-fashioned forging method under the original Morihiro who is his father. Today,
he consistently manufactures everything from forging to sharpening in Yame City, Fukuoka
Prefecture,Kyushu. Sakai's kitchen knife is basically made, and blacksmithing and sharpening
are performed by different craftsmen,but he is a rare person who performs blacksmithing and
sharpening by himself. In 2019, he will be certified by the Japanese Food Culture Tradition
Association, which is responsible for cooking the Japan Imperial Family.
He has also appeared on many televisions.
Currently, his third son is entering the manufacturing site and undergoing training.
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