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 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 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
"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
"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
"These Kihachi Garden Shears are *very* comfortable to use and are as sharp as razor! The service is faultless. I am happy to mention quality tools and service whenever I encounter them"
Product: Kihachi Garden Shears with Hollow Ground BladesSteve J. Adelaide South Australia
"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)
- "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
"At first sight I loved the look but thought they were too light. Turns out I LOVE them. So does my husband. We just used that bread knife at our cover shoot as we had a particularly tricky loaf to deal with. It was a star!!!"
Product: Kasane Bread KnifeKelli Brett, Editor Cuisine Magazine, NZ
"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
Thank you so much for the beautiful secateurs that arrived today. My husband and I saw your program on SBS and he was excited to see your range. The story behind the Japanese art was very interesting and we are happy to support Japan. He has already tried them and cannot believe how fabulous they are compared to all his other ones that he buys. My husband said that one of the features on the secateurs he really is impressed with is the spring. All other makes have a spring that eventually breaks but this one is much stronger. He is already telling all his friends. No comparison! Yours are the best.
Product: Pruning Secateurs “Robust Carbon”Gillian, Springwood QLD
"Thank you so much. I love my tools!"
Product: Hidehisa “Walnut” Secateurs, Floral Scissors “Koryu” High Carbon, Kenshin Branch Roppers- Tanya Buchanan, Belle Magazine
"Recently my dear friend and neighbour of 27 years bought me a wonderful gift of your secateurs. They are by far superior to any others I have ever tried. Recently during the floods, the secateurs disappeared and I find I cannot live without them!"
Product: Hidehisa Slim Offset Handle Secateurs “Ergonomic Carbon”Faye Bolton, NSW Australia
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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 & kitchen 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 gifts 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).