This set gets lost in translation. The information on who made it and what it is called gets a little screwed up. So here is the details.
It is made by: Yamazaki Metal Industry or YAMAZAKI KINZOKU KOGYO Co. LTd.
This set is called: ZUION
Put that all together and it’s:
YAMAZAKI KINZOKU KOGYO 5 Piece Silverware Set Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Elegant Flatware Set with Forks, Spoons, Knife | Amaterasu Isejingu |- ZUION made in Japan
And it’s amazing looking. Their write up about it on Yamazakitableware.co.jp really tells the story:
The images of Grand Shrine of Ise transposed onto tableware.
It is a special model developed in commemoration of the construction of a new shrine and transfer of the enshrined artifacts from the old to the new. Five traditional companies collaborated in designing and crafting a complete set of stainless steel cutlery, hammered copperware, ceramics, lacquerware and fabrics. Our company not only produced the cutlery but led the coordination and unity among the five chosen makers. In 2013 we dedicated a complete tableware set each to The Hall for Special Prayer and The Main Sanctuary. The motif of the tableware set came from the view from the Uji Bridge in the Grand Shrine of Ise looking over the clean flowing waters of the Isuzugawa River. Most significantly, we played a part in passing down the highest level of Japanese craftsmanship to later generations.
The is cutlery of the highest order. This is fine flatware. It’s pricey but it’s Japanese design culture at it’s best.
Every time a guest at my home would comment on this cutlery I would quote to them:
The design based on the pure flow seen from the Uji of Ise-jinqu shrire expresses the elegance and wabi sabi of the Japanese.