I’ve been interested in the Naniwa 純白 (Junpaku/snow white/pure white) 8000 grit sharpening stone since I got my first Naniwa Chosera stones. The Snow White is not a part of the Chosera line, but it’s considered to be the poor man’s Chosera 10,000 grit stone, coming in at less than half the price of the 10k Chosera. It’s even cheaper than the Chosera #5000.

The problem was that the stone wasn’t available in Europe, so I asked (where I bought my Chosera stones) if they would consider importing it. They did, and also sent me a stone for review! is their Dutch site. They also have an English site.

I’ve tried out the Snow White together with my 1k and 5k Chosera. It feels a lot like a Chosera stone in that it’s hard and fast cutting. I understand why people call it “the missing Chosera”. It’s of course smoother than the coarser stones, but it also feels much harder than the 5k stone.

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After practising to sharpen on the Japanese water stones that I bought nearly two months ago, I’ve learned a few things. First of all, it’s much easier than I thought it’d be. I thought it’d take longer than this to get acceptable results. Then I’ve adjusted how I wet and dry the Chosera stones. I also thought I’d show what my sharpening setup looks like and what I think I need to add.

Again, this isn’t K-pop related, but it’s a project I’m spending time on right now, so I thought I’d share some ramblings. Perhaps someone finds it interesting.

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Today I got the Naniwa Chosera water stones that I had ordered. I’m really excited to see what kind of results I can get with these stones. Water stones are used for sharpening knives and other tools.


This isn’t what I normally write about, but hey, at least they’re from Japan :lol: .

Some time last year I started getting into knife sharpening as a hobby. I’m not sure exactly how it started. I think it was … Continue reading