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 2019/01/31 

2月・日本橋本店

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NEWS 2018/12/25 

2019年1月・日本橋本店

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NEWS 2018/10/01 

Christmas Limited Edition

We have released the Christmas Limited Edition. Click the banner below and go to the special page for the Christmas edition.
Cohana冬季限定商品バナー

The theme for the Cohana Christmas Limited ver. in 2018 is “White Christmas”. This season’s special items, like the “Paperweight of Nambu Ironware” with a powdery snowflake surface and “Wooden Thread Winder” that can be used as an ornament will bring joy and smiles to your face.

 

STORY

Visiting Artisans 2018/10/26 

中村印刷所 浮き紙の水平開き手帖

Cohanaにまつわるモノ・コト・バそして人から、日本のものづくりを伝えていく【Story】。第三回は『浮き紙の水平開き手帖』をつくる、東京・下町の印刷所・中村印刷所さんです。 …Read More

Visiting Artisans 2017/11/01 

松島組紐店 伊賀くみひもの糸切ばさみ

Cohanaにまつわるモノ・コト・バそして人から、日本のものづくりを伝えていく【Story】。第二回は『伊賀くみひもの糸切ばさみ』の産地・三重県伊賀市の松島組紐店です。   …Read More

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

ONLINE STORE

The Cohana Online Store has been set up.

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