Japanese trowel, all-around weeder, bulb-planter supreme, and general subterranean rummager… the carbon steel blade runs right into the handle, so it’s tough and strong.
Brilliant for planting bulbs, weeding, and all sorts of garden stuff - but whatever you don’t take it as carry-on luggage. Comes with a tough canvas sheath for storage.
Although considerably stronger than a regular trowel, the mighty hori hori is not completely invincible. Don’t stick it into heavy soil and yank back hard…it’s much more efficient use in an in-out action.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Beautifully and intentionally designed, Niwaki gardening tools are rooted in Japanese gardening traditions.
Niwaki means garden tree. Not very exciting, but it implies far more than that. Japanese gardens are landscapes, microcosms of nature, and the trees are all shaped to fit into those landscapes - there’s an awful lot of artistry and cultural baggage in there too.
Made in Sanjo, Japan
Keep them clean, and keep them sharp. We say that about everything, but it’s never truer than with shears.