About Us

We at KAMA-ASA welcome our customers with a wide range of good tools with a reason. When visiting our store, please feel free to touch each tool to experience how good tools feel like. We ask our customers keep on using our quality cooking tools known to have individual reason for many years to come. By doing so, we believe Japanese tradition of good cooking tools will be passed down to future. We look forward to welcoming you in our shop.

Company Overview

Company Name
Kamaasa Shoten Co., Ltd.
Daisuke Kumazawa
2-24-1 Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0036

Company History

The shop founded by the 1st generation owner Minosuke Kumazawa first opens in Kappabashi, Tokyo under the name "Kumazawa Imono Ten" mainly dealing Kama-pots.
The 2nd generation owner Taro Kumazawa changes the shop name to "KAMA-ASA Shoten" literally meaning in short "the foundry shop in Asakusa".
Daisuke Kumazawa is appointed the 4th generation owner.
A branch shop opens in Hiroo, Tokyo (The shop was closed in 2012)
April 2011
KAMA-ASA reopens after implementation of rebranding schemes.
January 2012
Pop-up shop "KAMA-ASA Moving shop" project kicks off.
October 2013
KAMA-ASA's shop-in-shop opens at D&DEPARTMENT TOKYO
April 2014
First overseas solo exhibition "EXPOSITION VENTE DE COUTEAUX JAPONAIS ("Japanese knives and its background") kicks off in Paris, France.
December 2014
KAMA-ASA's shop-in-shop opens at Shonan TSUTAYA BOOKS in Fujisawa, Kanagawa.
March 2015
Publication of Daisuke Kumazawa's first book "Guide to KAMA-ASA's Cooking Tools
April 2016
KAMA-ASA's shop-in-shop opens at Hakodate TSUTAYA BOOKS in Hakodate, Hokkaido.
May, December 2016
Solo exhibition "KAMA-ASA in Paris" kicks off at Atelier Blancs Manteaux in Paris, France.
June 2017
Pop up store "Petit KAMA-ASA dans le Marais" at SWAY GALLERY PARIS in Paris, France.
September 2017
Joining the event "Des ustensiles pour faire de chaque repas un moment savoureux" at MUJI FORUM DES HALLES PLACE CARRÉE in Paris, France.
May 2018
First overseas branch shop opens in Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris, France.