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Tools and equipment

Compact and Extremely Sharp

BC Serrated Sickle - 170 mm

BC Serrated Sickle - 170 mm

These serrated blades are individually crafted by skilled craftsmen. The sharp, specially angled blades easily cut hard-stemmed plants like rice and allow work to be finished quickly.

Hand AX 570g/750g

Hand AX 570g/750g

These type of axes have been crafted since the 3rd century. Adding to the traditional shape, our region’s craftsmen began making their unique hand axes in 1937. To improve the design of this axe, we carefully researched the ideal thickness, weight, and durable materials.
The handles are crafted of Kanto oak, the strongest wood in Japan. We have attained the ideal balance of blacksmith sharpened blades and a durable handles.

Gardening Knife Series

Asano gardening knives are made in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area famous for metal working.
The blades are crafted using the special Japanese stainless steel 420J2, allowing for excellent sharpness and rust resistance.
The exceptional sharpness allows digging in the ground with minimal effort, allowing for gardening to be completed quickly and easily.
The wood handles are specially shaped for increased comfort and slip resistance, and crafted from walnut or ebony.
In modern city life, balcony gardens are becoming increasingly popular. Customers have requested smaller tools, so we designed gardening knives to match these smaller size gardens. We can also produce gardening knives for any size of gardens.
In addition, our gardening knives can be used for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Fashionable and Ecological

We designed fashionable products for matching to modern gardening style, and for contributing to environmental protection.

Unique design claw and rake “GATO”
In order not to waste resources, "GATO" is created by reusing the surplus part of the iron plate that comes out of the pressing process when we make hoes.

City balcony gardening tools “LES PETITES MAINS” and “LES GRANDS MAINS”
The handles are made of “Snow Beech ”. Snow beach is a Japanese beech grown in snowy Niigata region, and we use it as a part of the local project for growing forests, making the high- quality products, and revitalizing the community.

Snow Beech

Snow Beech

The Oshirakawa Forestry Association, based in Niigata Prefecture’s Uonuma City, began actively using local resources in 2016. The activities are being led by Professor Kamitani, Doctor of Agriculture in Niigata University's Faculty of Agriculture, and are leading the way in the creation of high value-added products that make use of the snow beech tree, found exclusively in the snow-covered mountains of Niigata Prefecture in the snowy country, broadening its appeal and linking it to local revitalisation efforts.

Long ago, these trees were used to produce charcoal for heat, but as charcoal was replaced by coal and oil, the forests were abandoned. When trees were thinned to protect the forest, none of the material was used. The purpose of the Snow Beech project is to ensure these materials are being used more effectively to prevent the wasting of limited resources, and to show our gratitude for the blessings of nature.

Snow beech trees from snowy Niigata Prefecture are characterized by their thick, straight trunks, fine-grained white wood, and low occurrence of false heartwood from growing while bearing heavy snow.

Unique and Innovative Products

A simple idea for a useful productNUKI-SASHI NINJA

Easily insert and remove garden stakes.

Thin gardening stakes are difficult to insert into the ground because it is hard to hold them tightly.
When you use a hammer to insert them, the ends of the stakes are often crushed and broken.
Also the tops of tall garden stakes are too high to reach with a hammer.
Eventually, the stakes cannot be reused, because the soil get stuck around them over the growing season, causing them to be bent and broken when they are removed.
Our “Nuki-Sashi Ninja”, using the principle of leverage, can easily insert and remove garden stakes.

How to use

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Insert stakes in NUKI-SASHI NINJYA as illustrated
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Easily insert garden stakes of any length, including very long ones.

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To remove garden stakes
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Easily remove garden stakes from compacted soil.

New Product

ASANO FLAT RING STAKES

Easy To Insert! Effective For Fixing!! Highly Durable !!!

When putting weed barrier fabric on the ground, thin steel wires are usually used for fixing.
Our new ring stakes have unique shapes.
Since the upper part has circular design, it has wider face than conventional stakes, making them easier to hit and drive them in, and to hold the fabric in a stable condition. Since it is circular, the driving force is applied uniformly in all directions, and it can be affixed more firmly than conventional stakes.
The material is a steel wire and the stakes are resistant of sun light. They are much more durable, which is good match for weed barrier fabric.

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Since it is circular, the driving force is applied uniformly in all directions , and it can be affixed more firmly than conventional stakes.

Company Profile

Company name ASANOMOKKOU-SHO co,. LTD
Managing director SADAEI ASANO
Address 2-11-23 Minami Yokkamachi Sanjo Niigata JAPAN
TEL +81 256 32 1800
FAX +81 256 33 3655
Official E-mail info@asano-mokkousho.co.jp
Inquiry in English rieko-asano@asano-mokkousho.co.jp
Founded in February 1950
Incorporated in March 1969
Capital 10 milion yen
Number of employees 20
Web https://asano-mokkousho.co.jp/abouts.html/language/en