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.

「Cohana」は、日本神話の女神〜此花咲耶姫(コノハナサクヤヒメ)〜を由来としたブランドです。
此花咲耶姫は、桜の木の花が咲くように美しく、日本を象徴する富士山の神として崇められており繁栄を意味します。

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.

「Cohana」は、日本製にこだわり、
伝統的な匠の技術や素材産地と共に製作したモダンで上質なデザインが特長で、
使いやすく実用的なハンドメイドをするための道具です。

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

日本橋を本社に置く、老舗手芸道具メーカーとして、
長きにわたり培った経験と強みを活かし、日本の良さを五感で感じ、
手づくりの楽しさをゆったり味わっていただけるような手芸道具のブランド「Cohana」をつくりました。
贈り物、インテリア、コレクションとしても、心に残り、
いつまでもご愛用いただける道具です。

NEWS

NEWS 2017/04/29 

Cohana was awarded a prize by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan!

Here is the review about Cohana from judges:
It is a product incorporating the sensibility of both Japanese traditions and global designs, not only the material, but also the design are genuine, it is a very advanced approach to the industry.

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NEWS 2017/04/07 

Cohana won the OMOTENASHI Selection GOLD AWARD!

Cohana was selected for the first 11 items out of 425 application entries as the OMOTENASHI products that have hospitality seeking to anticipate a guest or a customer’s needs.

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NEWS 2016/09/20 

NHK World introduces Cohana

Conaha was introduced in NHK World's great gear corner as 'tools which are both practical and beautifully handmade.'

PRODUCT

Marking Pins with Glass Beads

古くは奈良時代にその独特な製法がすでに確立していたとされ、技法は秘伝とされていた神秘的な「とんぼ玉」。
江戸時代に入り様々な交易によって中国やヨーロッパなど他国のガラス技法も伝えられ、「蜻蛉玉」として多く作られるようになり広まったと言われています。

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.

木製ハンドルの裁ちばさみ
木製ハンドルの小ばさみ

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. The handles of these smooth-cutting Shozaburo thread scissors are finished in modern style and ...

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

Everyday a new story is created through the fusion of Japan's regional materials,
techniques and Cohana's concepts.

Content under creation

CONTACT

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