Japanese Knife Sharpening Class

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 5 to 10

label $110 (or 4 payments of $27.50 Afterpay)

Before the busy festive season starts, why don't you sharpen your knife and show off your knife skill?

This hands-on class includes:

  • Introduction Japanese knives
  • Talking about the stones for knife sharping
  • Hands-on knife sharping practice
  • Lesson on how to maintain Japanese knives
  • Question and answer time

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What to bring
Your own Japanese knives if you own some.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Culinary Studio Dekura is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


369 Penshurst Street, Chatswood NSW

Your teacher
Culinary Studio Dekura
Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

4.9 (216)

Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His father was a playwright and owned two Japanese restaurants, Kihei of Tokyo and Misuji, where he commenced his training, whilst still at school at Shinjuku High School and through to Nihon University. Hideo learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappo-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation. These methods have been passed down through generations of his family. At the same time, he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodô (Calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuseiha (flower arrangement) and Hôchô Shiki (the cooking knife ceremony) under the tutelage of Shijyoushinryu by Iemoto-Shishikura Soken-Sensei.

After years of cooking and demonstrating in Japan, Hideo's interests led him to Europe to study classical French cuisine, England and then the United States, where he was able to combine his skills in Japanese and European cuisine by working as a demonstrator in California.

In 1972 Hideo visited Australia for the first time and settled in Sydney in 1974. He set up Japanese Functions of Sydney, the first Japanese catering company in Sydney, which was highly successful. He has lectured in several places and has now opened Culinary Studio Dekura in Chatswood.

Hideo is a master of Shijoshin-ryu in Sydney. Furthermore he is a member of Food Professional Australia, (formally Food Media Australia), Japan Master Chef Association, and a lecturer at the Sydney Sea Food School.

He is the author of several Japanese cooking books and cooking videos.

In 2007 and 2015 Hideo was presented with an award from the Japanese Government to those who have made significant contributions to the promotion of Japanese food and cooking.

In 2016 He was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine.

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Nicholas Mather Feb 2022

This was a wonderfully hands on and engaging class. Hideo was clearly superbly and was full of advice, not just on knife sharpening but on knife types and their uses. His teaching was practical and effective, and I now feel confident to keep my knife in top condition.

Paul Ward Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class. Learnt about Japanese knives and how to sharpen them. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

Japanese Knife Sharpening Class review by Paul Ward Sydney

Jeff Willmott Apr 2021

I really enjoyed Hideo Sama’s knife sharpening class. It was great to practise the skills learnt under supervision then use your sharpened knives to prepare some food. Topping it off with a cup of ocha and questions.

Yvette Chambers Apr 2021

Excellent class knife sharpening is a skill for every gender and demographic (adults). Learnt so much. I can’t wait to hone my skills at home and become more proficient with slicing and carving!

Hamish Gow Mar 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. If you have an interest in Japanese knives (or knives in general), then you will get something out of this. The setting and instruction was highly professional. I shouldn’t neglect to mention - the green tea was delicious!

Jessica Boyes Feb 2021

Very enjoyable. Great class with a patient and knowledgeable teacher and charming assistant. Would recommend to anyone interested in knives.

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Feliza Tunnicliffe Feb 2021

The teacher was very professional and knowledgeable. The venue was clean and well presented. I learned a lot.

Dominic Weller Nov 2020

The teacher was fantastic- although there were four of us and only with a limited amount of time, he still gave each student hands-on guidance for what to do.

Jin Song May 2020

An informative class on knife sharpening and Dekura's teaching was approachable for beginners. I would highly recommend this class.
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