The GATO hand rake is made from the off-cut steel plates used to manufacture Japanese garden hoes. This approach to minimise waste is combined with a clean and modern design to create a tool that is ideal for vegetable and container gardens.
A larger four pronged side is combined with six smaller prongs for finer raking. The hand rake has a wooden handle. It can be easily cleaned with water and a brush.
The name GATO comes from the Spanish word for cat, as the design was inspired by cat paws.
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.