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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 woh 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.