The creation of a gardening set for urban gardeners - “Les petite mains" offers passionate gardeners tools to use on balconies or in enclosed spaces. The design of the set was directed by the horticulturist and ikebana expert Keiko Yoshino. The handle is made from snow beech wood - a locally grown tree in Niigata Prefecture which is the focus of a revitalisation project to make products from locally produced materials. The blades are made from Japanese 420J2 stainless steel with a white powder coating.
The set includes:
- 1 x claw style hand rake
- 1 x hand shovel
- 1 x hole digger
As featured in GO! Platteland magazine - Autumn 2021.
Asano Mokkosho is based in the famed twin cities for steel craftsmanship - Tsubame-Sanjo in Niigata Prefecture. The company manufacturers tools according to the maxim: "Simple and efficient tools for all your gardening needs." Established in 1950, they not only supply professionals and hobbyists with a wide range of general tools, but also keep on innovating with new designs, all incorporating Japanese design elements and quality craftsmanship.