douzo inc. Hits 387% of Kickstarter Goal for Kurenai Kitchen Knife

TAITO-KU, Japan - Oct. 16, 2023 - PRLog -- douzo inc. has announced the successful completion of its crowdfunding campaign for the Kurenai knife brand on Kickstarter. Having launched on August 23, this Kickstarter campaign surpassed its target funding goal by 387%, securing approximately 5.8 million Japanese Yen.

Following the conclusion of this Kickstarter campaign on October 7, shipments to early backers will begin in February 2024. Those who want to transform their cooking with this Japanese kitchen knife can still get it on Indiegogo InDemand ( from October 2023. Kurenai will also be available on the company website and from February 2024.

Toru Ueda, CEO of douzo inc. – the company behind the Kurenai Kickstarter project – expressed his gratitude to all the backers who contributed to the success of the campaign.

"I am delighted that our products, crafted with the splendid artistry of Japanese craftsmen, have been widely recognized by customers overseas," said Ueda. "However, the demand for Japanese knives ( abroad is still substantial, and we have not been able to meet many requests. In the future, we plan to advance new product development, marketing activities, and expansion of distribution channels. In this way, we can better supply the vast international market."

The immense support garnered by this Kickstarter campaign for Kurenai is a testament to the relevance of this genuine Japanese kitchen life in modern life. Today's consumers appreciate the quality of genuine "Made in Japan" knives and value their traditional Japanese craftsmanship. As the demand for authentic Japanese kitchen knives forged by skilled artisans surges, this Kickstarter project was a timely introduction of the Kurenai brand to the world.

The Kurenai knife collection currently includes the Gyuto (chef's knife) and Petty knife. These knives combine durability, exceptional sharpness, and ease of maintenance, making them ideal for everyday use. Forged with 33 layers of Damascus steel, Kurenai knives are unbendable and unbreakable. With its exceptionally sharp edge that boasts a mesmerizing flame pattern, a Kurenai knife is a conversation starter in any kitchen.

The success of the Kickstarter campaign will propel Kurenai into a streamlined manufacturing process, ensuring timely delivery to all backers. The company pledges to maintain transparent communication and provide timely updates throughout manufacturing.

Manufacturing and shipping schedule:
  • October 2023 – January 2024: Early bird and first batch production
  • February 2024: Early bird and first batch shipping
  • February 2024 – July 2024: Second batch production
  • August 2024: Second batch shipping
  • August 2024 – October 2024: Third batch production
  • November 2024: Third batch shipping
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