Masamoto Sohonten was founded towards the end of the Edo period by Minosuke Matsuzawa, the first generation of Matsuzawa knife craftsmen. The founder devoted his life to developing crafting techniques and producing consistently high-quality knives. Over six generations, Masamoto Sohonten has been refining and protecting the founder's integrity.
We believe the tradition of MASAMOTO lives on in every knife and reaches the hearts of diners through those who prepare the cuisine.
Although we live in an age of instant gratification, the desire for well prepared and great-tasting food will always continue. Delicious dishes come from the knowledge and sensibilities of an excellent chef, and an excellent chef choice of excellent tools.
MASAMOTO knives have been cultivated and refined over a long history. We will continue to pursue outstanding masterpieces of knives that customers can use all their life.
Tsukiji Masamoto set up a business independently in 1951, much later than the original MASAMOTO brand since 1866. Its products and company organization differ completely. MASAMOTO is a registered brand of MASAMOTO SOHONTEN based in Azumabashi, Tokyo.