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Visit to Isui-en, Nara

24th November 2009 : We had a little family outing to Nara on our recent trip to Japan, to see Isui-en garden. My brother-in-law Shigenori picked up a parking ticket. The garden is well known for its shakkei (borrowed scenery) of the hills and the roof in the background. Read More


Niwaki Ambassador: Ian Kendrick Ltd

22nd November 2009 : Ian and his team see us each year at the Arb Show and Saltex, and they seem to buy another ladder each time. Ian appreciates the way the ladders get jobs done more quickly and easily than the old four-legged ones he used to use. Ian Kendrick: garden maintenance, landscape gardening, carpentry and… Read More


Matsu Sentei, Nara

21st November 2009 : On a trip to Nara (to check out Isui-en garden) I came across this bit of pine pruning, around the back of the small museum next to the garden (actually I heard the snipping from inside the museum, and was out in a flash.) They were using that most rare thing, an 11' tripod ladder (they're made in… Read More

japanese pine

Matsu Sentei

17th November 2009 : Autumn in Japan is a pretty good time of year, especially if you're into pine pruning. I was taking a quick walk around the neighbourhood one morning when I saw a small truck loaded with tripod ladders pull in to someone's driveway. That could only be one thing - matsu sentei! I hung around across… Read More


2010 Brochure

14th November 2009 : We've just got back from a trip to Japan, with hundreds of photos to sift through, but before that, here's a taster of the new Niwaki 2010 brochure, courtesy of Dad. If you're not already on our mailing list and would like a copy, let us know. Read More

Niwaki 2010

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