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Blog entry by Junji posted 02-07-2010 03:27 AM 2824 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ah, many of you already knew about this…
Skarp and Derek Lyons, mtkate, lew, Jimi_C, Dusty56 and kerflesss, you guys know thing very well! Maybe you guys are more Japanese than us… Congrats! Yes, this is one kind of a food slicer, so maybe most of you got it right.

This is what I have done.

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We call this, Katsuobishi,(鰹節 or かつおぶし?) which is the Japanese name for a preparation of dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis, sometimes referred to as bonito).
Katsuobushi is one of the most important food in Japanese food, we mainly use this as ingredients of dashi, a broth that forms the basis of many soups.
Nowadays we can get processed shaved Katsuobushi at any store around, but in this way, the smell of katsuobushi is much much richer. They said the meat of the fish originally 6 times bigger than what we get as katsuobishi, but after months of process of drying, it’s really hard, and it’s said Katsuobushi is the hardest food in the world. It is covered with mold, so it’s just like cheese. And of course it lasts so long.

Well, it seems like there is nothing to do with woodworking, but the blade part is just like wood plane, and thought it would be really interesting for you guys….
So who wants to try our Japanese food tonight? Just knock our door!

Thanks for stopping by.

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If somebody want to buy… MAybe they can send it outside of Japan…
Rakuten Search term, Katsuobushi-kezuri.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#1 posted 02-07-2010 03:34 AM

knock , knock .

who’s there ?

kat .

kat who ?

katsuobushi !

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#2 posted 02-07-2010 03:37 AM

Very interesting but strange LOL


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#3 posted 02-07-2010 04:02 AM

Maybe youi could use it for both, planing wood and fish ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 02-07-2010 04:52 AM

To be honest, I didn’t know what it was :) Someone else had mentioned katsuobushi/bonito so I googled it and pasted the wikipedia entry into my comment, since it had a picture of the katsuobushi kezuriki in it.

Though, when I found out it was the base for miso soup, it did make me crave some sushi ^_^

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#5 posted 02-07-2010 05:09 AM


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#6 posted 02-07-2010 05:20 AM


Oh sorry, I must have been in my shop then… Ha!

Actually when I saw this at the store, I first thought, I should get it anyway, because even if I can’t use it as it should be, I can still use it as a wood plane and a wooden box.

But you were smart enough to google the word! Mmm sounds good, maybe we should have Sushi tonight!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 04:04 PM

Hey Junji,

Whenever I stop by can we have hot dogs instead?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 02:32 AM

Ah, that’s an interesting question! That’s because they pronounce the same, but meanings are different.
Bushi 武士, means samurai soldier and
from Katsuo-bushi, this BUSHI 節 part means a knot, a knob or a joint. It’s said Katsuobushi is just like a knot of Pine tree, they just named for it.
Rice balls and demon-cutting? I had to think what you were saying for a while… What a funny question!
Onigiri-rice ball The original word for this is NIGIRI, which means clasp or press. You have to press the rice, right? And “O” means nothing. It’s just a polite way to say something.
On the other hand, Oni – Demon, and Giri – Cut, is just somebody’s joke. But I never thought about that! Really good one.

Sorry, we never serve our guest hot dogs!!! Especially for foreigners! We need to see your strange face when you hear what you have eaten was not noodle, it was jelly fish!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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