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New beginnings

SPRING 2024: New beginnings with old friends

Hori Hori with Canvas Sheath

Niwaki Hori Hori + Canvas Sheath: best for bulbs … and almost everything else. Essential.

Niwaki Original Tripod Ladder 8' from Hasegawa, Japan

Niwaki Original Tripod Ladders: peerless quality, stability, manoeuvrability & other '-ilities’ we can’t fit here

Niwaki Golden Spade • Long

Niwaki Golden Spade • Long: even longer (1.1m) … just as stronger!

Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs • Right Handed

Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs: perfectly balanced Japanese carbon steel pruners

Niwaki Leaf Bag

Niwaki Leaf Bag: 125 litre double-lined garden waste guzzler

Double Holster (with GR Pro Secateurs and GR 210 Pruning Sawkatakana)

Double Holster: keep your friends close, and your secateur/pruning saw combo even closer

Niwaki Sakagen Flower Scissors in Blue

Niwaki Sakagen Flower Scissors: the florists’ favourite

Niwaki Garden Shears

Niwaki Garden Shears: no bells and/or whistles – just high-quality Japanese carbon steel blades and white oak handles

B:MING by BEAMS x Niwaki

B:MING by BEAMS x Niwaki

Two remixed Niwaki classics – click here to get the lowdown.



How to videos & more

How to care for your tools, plus other useful and interesting videos.

Niwaki Shows and Events Spring Summer 2024


Shows & Events 2024

Summer is coming and that means SHOWS – click here to see the calendar.

Niwaki Rattan S Type Secateurs

Niwaki Rattan S-Type Secateurs: top of the range craftsmanship, materials and handling

Home Gift Set Niwaki Enamel Mug • Red

Niwaki Enamel Mug: wet your whistle when you’re cutting back thistle(s)

Hamon Damascus Knife Set Nakiri, Petty, Gyuto Japanese knives

Niwaki Hamon Damascus Knife Set: a trio of world class Japanese knives

Woolly Hat • Nezumi Grey

Woolly Hat: is he bald or is he cold? Keep them guessing!

Niwaki Chiltern Street London shop staff

Niwaki Chiltern Street

Niwaki Showroom at No.7 Chaldicott Barns, Semley Niwaki Showroom No.7 HQ Chaldicott Barns Japanese gardens tools and tripod ladders


Niwaki Gift Vouchers


Gift vouchers

A Niwaki Gift Voucher is a reliable solution to the age old problem of choosing a present.

Weeding Hoe • Right Handed

Weeding Hoe: cuts through weeds like a hot knife through butter

Cray-Pas Crayons solo only

Cray-Pas Crayons: for ages 0-99 (sorry – no centenarians).

Niwaki Kojima Work Jacket

Niwaki Kojima Work Jacket: along with our matching work trousers, now available in XXS

Natsko Daikon Tote

Natsko Daikon Tote: our classic long lugger with the Natsko Seki touch

Japanese tripod ladders

Japanese Tripod Ladders

The original and best Japanese Tripod Ladders. Lightweight, finished to a high standard and, most importantly, safe. Three legs and a wide base provide incredible stability, even on slopes and steps. Perfect for hedges, topiary, fruit trees and all other garden and DIY jobs where you need to work safely at height.

Our unique spring-loaded leg pin and platform top step are two of the reasons Niwaki Original Tripod ladders are the professional gardener’s ladder of choice. Try one for yourself and find out what all the fuss is about.

Japanese kitchen knife by Masashi Kobo for Niwaki


Japanese kitchen knives have a reputation for being among the best in the world, but don’t let the hype obscure their practicality. Niwaki stocks knives for all budgets and levels of enthusiasm, from the entry-level Niwaki Mainichi range (Santoku, Gyoto, Nakiri and Petty) which marries Japanese steel with Western-style handles, to the hand-finished-in-a-tiny-Sanjo-workshop majesty of the Masashi Kobo Damascus knives.

Click to browse the whole range, and feel free to give us a call or drop us an email if you would like to know more.

Japanese garden tools secateurs snips holsters and shears topiary clipper on a tripod ladder

Japanese Garden Tools

Whether you’re cloud pruning a Taxus baccata (that’s yew to you), planting bulbs in the window box of a top floor balcony or keeping your houseplants neat and tidy, Niwaki probably has a tool to make the job easier and, dare we say it, a little more pleasurable.

Gardening is held in high-esteem in Japan, and the quality and thoughtful design of our secateurs, pruning saws, spades, shears – everything, really – reflect this. Click to browse the whole range and discover your next “how did I live without that?” tool.

Japanese gear Kojima denim hiyoke hat


All the gear and no idea? Sounds like you need more gear! Over the years, we’ve steadily added to a diverse range of workwear clothing, footwear, bags, Japanese pocket knives and other accessories for you and your tools, all with the common denominators of quality and practicality.

From Metal Tool Boxes to Kojima Indigo Denim Work Trousers, and Takumi Ripstop Work Suits to our ever-popular Niwaki Gardening Gloves, we’re certain you’ll find something that will make your life easier, and maybe a little more stylish to boot (we sell them too - check out the Tabi Work Boots and the Niwaki Rubber Boot). Explore the full range here.