Master Kenji Togashi is a legendary blacksmith in Sakai, and one of the few blacksmiths in Japan with the skills of forging quality honyaki blades. Since the start of his bladesmithing career in 1966, master Togashi has received numerous accolades including Dentō-Kugeishi. Master Togashi is renowned for his mastery of this now endangered blacksmithing skill. Master Togashi makes blades out of his own workshop in Sakai, along with his three sons. He makes blades mainly for Sakai Takayuki.