We are in love with Japanese craftsmanship and we hope you fall in love with our products. They are the embodiment of Japanese aesthetics, flair and values – their commitment to quality and attention to detail.
Our co-founder, Kamila, started Japana when she was unable to find a quality, affordable Japanese knife for her boyfriend. After searching with no luck through multiple London shops and kanji-filled websites, she decided to go directly to the source and contacted a Japanese blacksmith who made her a custom-engraved knife.
It was an extremely beautiful gift and she wanted more people to be able to experience the joy of it. So, in early 2016, together with her high school friend Anna they co-founded Japana. It wasn’t easy navigating the intricacies of different cultures and facing language barriers, but the love for craftsmanship prevailed.