Found! Japanese knife shop in NYC
I usually troll the places on the Bowery and sometimes check out the Japanese supermarkets for cool stuff. Then today I just stumbled across this place and thought hounds might like this place too -- The Korin Japanese Trading Co. at 57 Warren Street near the Chambers Street 1/9 subway in New York. I was too overwhelmed by their huge selection of knives and only managed to walk out with some flat bamboo yakitori sticks. They carry a small selection of Zojirushi rice cookers, airpot thermos things, and the airpot-type hot water kettle too.