Japanese Artisan Goods
Shokunin Store specialises in high quality, artistic and functional products made in Japan. Our unique products are rarely seen outside Japan. We select products from manufacturers that celebrate the craftsmanship of generations of artisans and focus on quality & design above everything else.
Professional, award winning, Japanese Gardening Tools
Our award winning Japanese gardening tools are long lasting and durable – designed for both the professional gardener and home enthusiast – and make beautiful gifts that last a lifetime.
As featured in House & Garden and Belle Magazine
"I've been using a pair of Hidehisa pruning secateurs for home gardening for around five years now and I love them! They're beautifully designed and still sharp. I prune everything from my mango tree to rose bushes. I highly recommend them to any keen gardener."
Product: Hidehisa “Robust” Stainless Steel Secateurs- Merinda Campbell, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
"I love the bread knife we bought from Shokunin. I never imagined a knife could be so good. It slices through even the most difficult loaves like butter!"
Product: Kasane Bread KnifeDavid Barda, Sydney Australia
"I love my secateurs. After using these, I can’t go back to what I was using before. I will now recommend those when I get asked."
Product: Hidehisa “Robust” Stainless Steel Secateurs- Saskia Havekes, Glandiflora Sydney
"They are beautiful and comfortable. I used to have to sharpen my other secateurs every 3 months but I haven’t maintained these for 5 years. They are still sharp. There is no comparison."
Product: Hidehisa “Robust” Stainless Steel Secateurs & “Topiary” Leaf Shears- Lindsay Warlters, Greenfriends Gardens
"These are an amazing set of knives. Sharp and lightweight, which is perfect for all day use. The bread knife is my favourite."
Product: Kasane Knife Set (Versatile, Bread & Petty)- Kantaro Okada, Cafe Producer (Le Bajo Milk Bar)
"Thank you so much. I love my tools!"
Product: Hidehisa “Walnut” Secateurs, Floral Scissors “Koryu” High Carbon, Kenshin Branch Roppers- Tanya Buchanan, Belle Magazine
- "I received the secateurs today, three days ahead of schedule. They arrived in great condition and just so beautiful I am afraid to ruin them by taking them out in the garden. Wow they are incredibly sharp! Thanks for the great service" (Nhung also bought Pruning Secateurs "Robust Stainless Steel and Handcrafted Garden Knife)
Product: Name Engraved Hidehisa “Bubinga” Wood Handle Inlay SecateursNhung Lam, WA, USA
"I have been using them for 4 years and they are still sharp! You’ve got to get one of these if you are serious about floristry or gardening.:
Product: Hidehisa Slim Offset Handle Secateurs “Ergonomic Carbon”- Jessica Eckford-Aguilera Newcastle Food & Flower Markets
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Premium quality Japanese Tools
Shokunin Store is an Australian based online retailer specialising in high quality, unique and artistic Japanese products including professional grade gardening tools. It is difficult to return to other common tool brands after trying our products.
Professional Grade Japanese Gardening Tools
Our professional grade Japanese designed gardening tools last a lifetime and remain sharp for a long time without maintenance. In addition to our axes, watering tools, garden shears & knives, we stock a wide range of award winning high quality forged steel secateurs, constructed and hand finished by Japanese artisans Toyama Hamono, designers of premium quality Japanese tools for over 160 years. Top quality steel coupled with a special forging process allows the blades of Toyama Hamono tools to be stronger and stay sharper for longer. They are so beautifully designed that they appear as a display pieces in museums. Unique, handmade secateurs such as our Walnut Handle Inlay Secateurs make beautiful gits and can be engraved with the name of your choice.
Floral Scissors for Ikebana Flower Arrangement
For flower arrangement (Ikebana) we stock premium quality Japanese florist scissors. Unseen outside Japan, these unique & beautiful florist scissors have been developed through centuries of flower arrangement & are manufactured to the highest quality from world renowned forged steel. We stock two types of Ikebana floral scissors, the traditional “Koryu” and unique “Wasabite” style.
Unique Japanese Homewares
Many of our beautiful homeware items are handcrafted, with a limited number of items available each day. Our most unique artisan items include our Vintage Woven Silk Celebratory Obi (Kimono) Fabric Cushions and our Washi “Chrysanthamum” Paper Art Lamp (made to order).