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How can an ancient craft inspire a modern design?

For hundreds of years, knife making has been a revered art form in Japan. Embraced for more than their functionality, these classic designs have created an emotional bond with an entire culture.

This legendary craftsmanship was the inspiration for the aluminum trim in the all-new Mazda CX-9 Signature.

A sweeping single piece of aluminum adorns the dashboard, emphasizing the width of the forward-angled dashboard, as if it was a sharpened knife. Satin and polished finishes also mirror the honing of handmade blades.

To us, better driving is more than experiencing incredible dynamics. It’s about developing an emotional connection between you and your vehicle.

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