High quality handmade tools
made by the selective use of regional products and the best craftsmanship.

ABOUT

From a small group of craftsmen, many 'flowers' have flourished.

Cohana brand is high quality handmade tools made by the selective use of regional products and the best craftsmanship.

The brand name 'Cohana' is derived from the goddess Konohanasakuya-hime from Japanese mythology.
Konohanasakuya-hime is beautiful like the blooming of cherry tree blossoms,
and worshipped as a goddess of Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan, and symbolises prosperity.

Cohana uses traditional Japanese colors
that reflect the changing of the seasons.

  • 黄水仙 きすいせん

    The bright yellow color of daffodils. It is called 'daffodil yellow' in English, and 'jonquille' in French. It is said that the daffodil got its Japanese name ('suisen', literally meaning water sage) because its appearance of purity is like that of a sage.

  • 薔薇色 ばらいろ

    The color of roses. In Japan, happy thoughts about good events are expressed as 'a rose-colored future.'

  • 水浅葱 みずあさぎ

    A blue color with a hint of green. This pale indigo dye has a green hue, and is often called 'mizuasagi'.

  • 露草色 つゆくさいろ

    The color of Asiatic dayflowers. The water taken up by the flower is called 'aobana', which we have used to draw rough sketches for dyeing. In the old days, Japanese people used to call this 'tsukikusa', and used it to dye clothing.

  • 深川鼠 ふかがわねず

    A bright grey with a hint of blue. The English equivalent is 'sky gray'. The name of the color comes from the kimonos that fashionable young people of Kiba, Edo Fukagawa, and geishas started to wear during the Edo period. A chic color of the unique Japanese aesthetic quality, 'iki'.

Because we want our products to be enjoyed for a long time,
we are selective when it comes to materials and place of production.

made in japan

More than 60 years since its establishment ─ KAWAGUCHI's new challenge

As a long-established handcraft tool store with a head office in Nihonbashi,
we have been pursuing to create the best tools for the joy of all those who love handicraft.

NEWS

NEWS 2017/09/13 

催事のお知らせ

期間中、3つの素敵なお店でCohana商品をご覧いただけます♪ …Read More

NEWS 2017/08/29 

September News from Cohana shop in Nihonbashi

New Cohana items launch 1st September at Cohana shop in Nihonbashi !

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NEWS 2017/07/28 

8月・Cohana日本橋本店

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PRODUCT

Tape Measure Made with Yuzen Leather

“Yuzen Leather” is leather which has been dyed using a method created by Mr. Takeguchi. He applied Japanese traditional Yuzen dyeing to leather. Special dyes bring out the unevenness on the leather surface, so that users can enjoy the unique expressions of each piece of leather.The tape measures have been created by the company Hara DOKI. They are made of high quality glass fibers and do not stretch or contract, so that accurate measurement is possible at all times.The vertical scales are in Cohana’s original black and beige two-tone color.

Magnetic Spool Made of Hasami Ware

This is a ceramic spool which has been made by Cohana in collaboration with Ishimaru Togei, a company that was founded in 1948 and has their pottery workshop in Hasami. The beautiful spool has an exquisite glaze that brings out its simple texture and a quality that is unique to ceramics that have been fired in low temperatures.The magnet is built into the spool and catches needles and clips, so that it can be used as a magnet pin cushion or clip holder. Available in Cohana’s five colors. A cute magnet spool which will make you want to collect all colors.

Sewing Needle Set

“Meboso Needles” has a history of more than 430 years, and has been loved by seamstresses in Kanazawa. The most unique characteristic of the “Meboso Needles” is its ability to pierce with little contact with the fabric, made possible because of its vertically polished surface. By adding an extra touch to these delicate needles, they have been made to smoothly slide through the fabric. Containers are created by Aichi Shikan Seizosho, a company which has produced many paper tube spools. Tassels made with manufacturer Kanagawa’s silk and gold threads are attached.

Bamboo Scale Made of Brass

A bamboo scale evokes you nostalgia. The markings, which are called “stars”, can be seen from the side and from the top, and are a distinct characteristic of bamboo scale.We have used laser marking to engrave these stars and the scale into brass. We have been peculiar about retaining the traditional bamboo scale designs, by creating a gentle curve for the surface and coloring some of the stars in vermilion.The more you use it, the more you will love this item, as the texture becomes more beautiful with use. It is a recommended gift item for your loved ones.

Marking Pins with Glass Beads

Mysterious “tombo-dama” (glass beads), their production method already established by the Nara period (which began in 710 A.D.), using closely-guarded techniques. It is said that in the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.), with much trade arriving from China and Europe, glass-making techniques from abroad were also entering the stream, and the production of “tombo-dama” became even more varied.

Pincushions Made of Cypress and Banshu Textile

The base, with its uniquely plump, round shape, is made from fragrant hinoki cypress from the Kii Mountains. The material is “Banshu weave,” produced in the North Harima region of Hyogo Prefecture. They are distinguished by their natural texture, abundance of color, and wonderful feel. The pin cushion is filled with stuffing that takes pins easily, and does not cause rust.

Sewing Scissors with Wooden Handles / Small Scissors with Wooden Handles

These scissors are made in the Banshu Hamono tradition, a famous blade-making method with a 230-year history. The scissors are an east-west fusion, with durable stainless steel. The handles are made with wood, and sit comfortably in the hand. They are carefully made by hand, one at a time.

Shozaburo Thread Clips Made with Iga Braids

World-famous Shozaburo scissors are made with devotion, one pair at a time, by artisans who do not compromise on quality. The makers are direct descendants of the spirit of the original maker, Shozaburo himself.

Paperweight Made of Nambu Ironware

These pattern weights with a button motif are made with Nambu ironware, with the distinctively subtle roughness of its casting surface. The more you use them, the more perfectly they fit your hand.

Paperweight Made of Brass

Brass pattern weights, beautifully made with consistent craftsmanship and advanced technology. With its high-quality feel, this brass becomes more textured the more you use it. ‘

Canvas tool carriers / Canvas accessory carriers

Woven in Kansai; dyed, processed, and sewn at a facility in Osaka; durable, light canvas tool carriers and accessory carriers. The tool carrier is an easy-to-carry, bag-style item. Paraffin is applied for a unique texture that grows, and a fit that gets more comfortable as you use it. The accessory carrier has a plump shape. Three of them can fit snugly in the tool carrier, so you can use it with compartments, as well.

STORY

Visiting Artisans 2017/05/28 

Visiting OISEI Foundry that produces the Paperweight Made of Nambu Ironware

We visited OISEI Foundry that produces the Paperweight Made of Nambu Ironware in Iwate. Mizusawa-ku Haneda town where OISEI Foundry is located is a “casting town” where many casting companies are. We found the letter “OISEI Foundry” in the rich nature surrounded by the Kitakami River and the green. …Read More

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