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Bonsai Scissors Okubo

Brands:Kiya

USD$131.91

Steel

Made in Japan

19 x 11cm / Blade 6cm

 

Out of stock

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Made of durable carbon steel, Okubo scissors are the most commonly used type for pruning and trimming plants. The traditional shape features large handles that are easy to grip, even while wearing gardening gloves. You can easily cut branches of up to 8mm without tiring your hands. The blade is extremely sharp and precise, making it easy to accurately aim for the specific branch you want to cut. Although these scissors are traditionally used for bonsai care, they are also excellent for flower arranging, along with other general plant and garden upkeep. 

Kiya

Since 1792

Tokyo, Japan

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Kiya is a company that manufactures hardware such as knives and cutlery in Nihonbashi Muromachi, Tokyo. A long-established store founded in the middle of the Edo period, it is known as “Kiya of cutlery”. Known for their professional kitchen knives, they also handle general hardware such as cutlery, pots & pans, and various scissors for gardening.

The first Kiya store opened in 1573 by an original founder Kyube Hayashi, who served to Toyotomi family as a tradesman of medicine materials in Osaka. Then Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa invited his brother to Edo, and he opened a store in Honcho (Tokyo). The brother’s store was separated from the Osaka one, so he separated a Chinese character of his family name(Hayashi, 林) into two parts(Ki, 木 and 木), then he named his store Kiya (木屋).

This store traded in fancy goods, Japanese ware and candles, and remained open for centuries. Then in 1792, after working his way up through the company, Iisuke Kato received permission to establish a new store with the same name, “Kiya”, with both stores operating next to each other. The new Kiya store traded in cutlery and other merchandise not being sold at the original store and continues to do so to this day. 

In the great picture scroll Kidaisyoran (1805), you can see the Kiya stores as they were at that time, with their original trademark symbol printed on the shop curtain. This trademark is the same one which is still used today, over two hundred years later.

ITSUMO

Living within Tradition

Shop Location

 

279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7

Canada

 

Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca

 

 

 

Shop Hours

 

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 ~ 18:00

Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00

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