The design of the Genbu Series is inspired by the Black Tortoise, one of the Four Auspicious Beasts of East Asian mythology. Despite its English name, it is usually depicted as a tortoise entwined together with a snake.
Furthermore, in East Asian mythology it is not called after either animal but is instead known as the "Black Warrior" under various local pronunciations. THE BLACK TORTOISE, known in Japan as Genbu???
, is one of the four guardian spirits that protect Kyoto and it is said that it protects the city in the north. Represented by the Kenkun Shrine, which is located on top of Mt Funaoka in Kyoto. In China, it is named Xuanwu??
And it represents the north and the winter season, thus it is sometimes called Black Tortoise of the North and is worshiped as a deity of the northern sky. Each knife in this set has undergone more than 32 processes from cutting, straightening, heat treatment, grinding, and polishing to its birth, every detail has strict requirements and adjustments. Classic design elements, cutting-edge technology, and extensive craftsman experience have resulted in this outstanding knife block set. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Kitchen & Steak Knives".The seller is "bassgrooves2" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.