Masanobu Okada is another part owner and a workman at Takefu Village. He was born in 1949 and is the 3rd generation of Okada Uchihamono. He learned from his father. This factory has been originally producing forged gardening tools such as sickle, hedge shears, etc. He told us he is not interested in making knives which other blacksmiths do. Naturally, he is Dentoukougeishi, and further he was favoured with the Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor in 2017.