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Introducing Gesshin

I am really very excited about this week’s announcement.  We are finally introducing our Japanese Knife Imports original product line- Gesshin ™.  Here is our introduction letter for Gesshin ™:

We are very proud and excited to introduce our own brand - Gesshin ™ “月心”, named after the unique pottery created by Sara’s parents.  Gesshin ™ translates into “moon heart”, reflective of Asia’s reliance on the lunar calendar. Gesshin ™ symbolizes not only Japanese, but also the Asian spirit and celebration of diversity.


Japanese Knife Imports strives to be a cultural bridge where people meet, learn and gain a deeper understanding of Japanese crafts.  The Gesshin ™ line represents our commitment to provide the finest quality hand-crafted products that are not only functional and artistic but inspire a deep appreciation of traditional Japanese values and culture.

Sara grew up surrounded by Gesshin ™ handmade crafts and we both have been strongly influenced by her parent’s artisan talents and dedication to master the beauty of Japanese pottery.  Through our Gesshin ™ line, we will be extending their inventive spirit to our own hand-crafted Japanese knives and related products. We take great pride and care in hand-picking our products, deciding who will produce them, and providing premier levels of aftercare. We look forward to your reviews and feedback on our Gesshin ™ line of products – they represent important voices on Japanese Knife Import’s performance.


In a U.S. society filled with mass-produced items, Japanese crafts are an inspiration to many.  With a little practice and education, these knives can be spectacular tools to wield.   Our distinguished craftsmen take great pride in what they create and are very careful about who they will allow to market their products.   Our Gesshin ™ line embodies these noble characteristics.

We believe that we can all learn from one another. It is our strong desire to give our customers unique, hand-crafted Japanese products coupled with a broader perspective on the treasured attributes of the Japanese culture.


Jonathan Broida & Sara Motomura-Broida

Here are some of our first items for sale under the Gesshin ™ brand (you can read more about the first two by clicking the links):
You'll be seeing more of the Gesshin ™ in the near future from us.  We hope you like it.

Jonathan Broida
Jonathan Broida


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