The girls with the Japanese knives
From love to Japanese knives and Japan culture, two women, Ania and Kamila founded Japana in early 2016. The source of inspiration were Japanese knives. Beautifully handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives are made using the same technique as when hammering Samurai weapon. As our fascination with Japan grew, we learned about Japanese Samurai women’s existence.
Our company’s logo incorporates a Japanese kamon (crest) emblem from the Edo period, representing three fans used by onna-bugeisha (noble female warriors relatively unknown outside of Asia and anime).
For years, onna-bugeisha fought alongside male samurai, maintained the same standards, and had the same responsibilities. They were considered extremely strong and independent women.