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At the Peak of Perfection

“Shun” (pronounced shoon) is a concept at the very heart of Japanese cuisine. In Japan, shun is the word used to describe local, seasonal food when it is at the very peak of its flavor and freshness—at the peak of its perfection.

Shun is the exact moment when a fruit has reached its ideal ripeness, when a vegetable is at its very best, or when meat is at its most flavorful. Home cooks and professional chefs alike celebrate shun in their kitchens, eagerly awaiting each season’s bounty and serving every ingredient in its proper time.

Shun Cutlery proudly takes its name from this Japanese culinary tradition of eating the freshest food at the perfect moment. We took this name to honor this seasonal, mindful way of eating and as a mark of our dedication to making kitchen cutlery that is always at the peak of its perfection, too.