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Mainichi Snips

$51.00

Standard issue in Japan, where these are considered the every day, go-to choice for lighter weight pruning, as well as floral use and general cutting back. The big chunky catch at the bottom has a crisp action that’s easy to use, even with cold wet hands or muddy gloves, and the spring is well secured and never accidentally pops out. As with all Japanese snips, these have a simple direct action, resulting in a very clean, efficient cut.

Yellow grips stand out in the garden, and are great for when they end up in the compost heap. Suitable for cuts of up to 5mm, depending on plant type and what you had for breakfast.

1997. Jake goes to Japan as a wannabe sculptor, to investigate the cultural phenomenon of the cherry blossom season, hanami. There he discovers the gardens, and the trees, and vows to learn more.

Back home in England, he trains as a TEFL teacher, meets Keiko, and drags her back to Japan. Year one is spent teaching, year two working at a traditional plant nursey in a rural part of Osaka, learning all about tree training, pruning and rootballing.