Based on the technique developed by successive masters from Kanesada the Tenth to
Kanemitsu the Third, the foundry started its smithing operation on the premises where
Miyoshi Nagamichi had originally worked as a sword maker.
The spirit of an iron smith lies in his single-minded focus in steel forging,
unafraid of shattering fire sparks and oblivious to his burning skin.
Swordsmith Kanesada’s hoe, the idea practiced even today.
An agri-treasure, princess Hoe (hime-kuwa),the legendary hoe,
now our brand-name.
Beginning in the late Edo period,
numbers of craftsmen were making a living as swordsmiths in Aizu.
Our Hime-kuwa hoes were born to meet users’ needs and have been cherished nationwide.details