If you're purchasing a knife from a dependable manufacturer, you can't really fail with either, but one could be better-suited to your requirements.
In one house, a small kitchen features a cupboard with sliding shoji screens. Furniture designer George Nakashima’s home as featured in the book “Artist’s Handmade Houses”
A Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen with Hints of Japan: Remodelista - soapstone counters
Mjolk Kitchen in Toronto/Remodelista-A hard-carved soapstone sink with a Vola kitchen faucet and custom drainboard.
Pirates bay house / O'Connor and Houle Architecture. Love the combination of white cabinets with natural wood flooring and open shelving nice and homely
Cooktop in corner, nice tile, cool lines, simple feel.
Kitchen of the Week: A Custom Culinary Workspace by a Japanese Atelier (Remodelista: Sourcebook for the Considered Home)
Need a neat way to store your items? Open shelving allows for perfect storage and unique design! We sell brackets and shelves that can easily be placed in your home!
Japanese Kitchen gadget Katsuobushi Wooden Dried Bonito Box Shaver Fish Slicer #Tohokogyo
// this is pretty much my dream kitchen. designer pamela shamshiri for house beautiful
This Japanese Steakhouse Yum Yum Sauce goes perfectly with Japanese Hibachi Steak and Salmon and a side of Fried Rice and Grilled Vegetables! #condiment via @cookwithcurls
Built to Last: Joinery Kitchens by KitoBito of Japan - Remodelista