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Jake Hobson tests out the new Niwaki Hakari curved blade clippers


For those about to clip, Niwaki salutes you

READ MORE: One of the best bits about manning the stand at the Chelsea Flower Show* is the opportunity to hear how customers use the products they already own and to demonstrate which useful tools they could or should be using, but at present do not use, either because they don’t know they exist, they don’t know what do with them, or they imagine that, because the tools have been designed with specific uses in mind, using them is too specialist an art and best left to the professionals.

Niwaki Topiary Shears • Short

Niwaki Topiary Shears: for establishing the general shape

Niwaki GR Pro Topiary Clippers topiary Japanese carbon steel

Niwaki GR Pro Topiary Clippers: for more detailed work

Niwaki Karikomi Shears

Niwaki Karikomi Shears: curved blades for flowing shapes

Niwaki Hakari curved blade clippers

Niwaki Hakari Clippers: another curvy-bladed wonder, for smooth finishing work

Niwaki Leaf Bag

Niwaki Leaf Bag: our new 125 litre double-lined super leaf (and more) lugger

Niwaki Tripod Ladder 8' Original

Niwaki Original Tripod Ladders: how else are you going to reach the top bit?

Pruning Sheet

Pruning Sheet: light and gauzy; handy for keeping lower plants and borders free of detritus

Bamboo Hand Rake

Bamboo Hand Rake: a gentler way to tidy up

Natsko Seki Chiltern Street Illustration

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 Japan Tokyo Kagurazaka


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

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of weeds, I fear no thistle

Niwaki Tsuba Cap • Karashi Yellow

Niwaki Tsuba Cap: join Team Niwaki with a snazzy new lid

Niwaki Carbon Knife Mini Santoku 135 (Walnut)

Niwaki Carbon Knife • Mini Santoku 135mm: a truly capable all-rounder

Niwaki Lunch Bag

Niwaki Lunch Bag: foil insulated to keep the heat out and the cool in, or vice versa

Japanese Garden Tools from Niwaki

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.

Niwaki Tripod Ladders the original tripod ladders from Japan

Japanese Tripod Ladders

The original and best Japanese Tripod Ladder. 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.

Great gear from Japan - Apron and Shokunin Tool Bag


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.