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 2017/07/06 

7月・Cohana日本橋本店

 

だんだんと夏らしい気候になってきましたね。 Cohana日本橋本店の7月のスケジュールです。 7月は毎週金曜日にオープンします♪

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NEWS 2017/06/06 

Cohana Nihonbashi Shop will be opened up on the 23th of June.

We had a lot of customers’ voice about Cohana as follwing:
Where can I buy it? I want to take a look with my eyes and choose Cohana.

To respond such voice, we have decided to open up a shop on the firstfloor of the KAWAGUCHI office.

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NEWS 2017/05/31 

International Short Film Festival"Short Short Film Festival & Asia

2017 is going to be held in June.
Cohana will make a screen debut there!!!!!
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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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PRODUCT

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. 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

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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