The girls with the Japanese knives

From love to Japanese knives and Japan culture, we founded Japana in early 2016. Our source of inspiration were handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives, which are made to this day using the same technique as when hammering Samurai katanas. As our fascination with Japan grew, we learned about  the existence of Japanese Samurai women – Onna Bugeisha (which literally means Female Martial Artist). Their bravery, strength and were source of creating a brand for men and women who

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

We created Japana brand – or as we call it, ‘Female Japan’ – to bring Japanese aesthetics, flair and values to European homes. Today, Japana brand represents the Onna Bugeisha uniqueness and connection to the purest form of nature. Our homeware products are based on three materials a knife is made of; steel, wood and stone. They are complemented with other homeware, kitchenware and apparel products created from the finest natural fabrics and materials.

In creating a link between contemporary European lifestyle and Japanese heritage, we are proud and honoured to represent each and every one of the makers we work with. With a commitment to exclusive design, unparalleled craftsmanship and high quality, we are delighted to offer you curated unique homeware, kitchenware and apparel pieces that mix functionality with flair.

We hope you will fall in love with their stories as much as we did.

We believe our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take. Our personal spaces deserve designs with a soul, a story, and a purpose. It’s why we travel the world to develop our exclusive collections of home goods. Country by country, we partner with master artisans, blending our modern style with their perfected by generations techniques.

We curate and select artisans who are using only local materials, establishing sustainable relationships. From there, we sell directly to you online–there is no middleman. This is how we’re able to offer handmade goods, crafted with the highest quality materials, at more reasonable prices than traditional luxury boutiques.

Media About Us

“How three Polish women started selling handcrafted Japanese knives to the world.”

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“The female Samurai who decided to conquer the male dominated world.”

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“Three women like three valiant samurai decided to conquer the market dominated by men.”

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“The edge of success.”

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“Japana: 3 women navigating alien business culture.”

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“Interview: Japana, Ladies with Japanese Knives”

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“Female business in patriarchal Japan. Three Polish women, knives and blacksmiths from the village.”

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“Female business: Girls who love Japan [INTERVIEW]”

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“INTERVIEW: Girls with knives – founding team behind the Japana brand, tell us about the business with Japan”

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“Women, sharp knives and Japanese business [Interview]”

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Where East meets West, our contemporary brand draws inspiration from Japanese culture, effortlessly combining function with design.

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