The girls with the Japanese knives
From love to Japanese knives and Japan culture, two women, Ania and Kamila founded Japana in early 2016. Their source of inspiration were Japanese knives. Beautifully handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives are made to this day using the same technique as when hammering Samurai katanas. As our fascination with Japan grew, we were delighted to learn about Japanese Samurai women’s existence.
For years, Onna Bugeisha (which literally means Female Martial Artist) fought alongside male Samurai, maintained the same standards, and had the same responsibilities. They were considered extremely strong and independent women.