As the name suggests, we are all about Japanese tools and the materials used to keep all manner of 'tools' working at their best. We are constantly adding new items to the listings here, so please feel free to take a look around and do check back often to see what is new.
Before considering placing an order, please make sure to read the 'conditions of use' for the store in order to avoid any possible disappointment.
The New Year is not far away and if orders placed are intended to arrive in time for gifts, please place them as soon as possible and please leave a note letting us know that the order is time sensitive and we will do all we can to get the order to it's destination in time. Due to the nature of the world's postal services at this busy time of year, even with ample time to spare items may not arrive in time due to postal delays, so please keep this in mind.
Orders containing items that are made to order (Koyamaichi, Ouchi and some Fujikawa chisels, Tsunesaburo planes, etc.) may not be ready in time to arrive before Christmas for gifts, although orders for these items tend to be shipped before December 22.
The store will be closed to orders from December 21 until January 6, 2017. The way this is implemented is to prevent orders from being completed, so the store will still be accessible, you can place items into your shopping cart but orders cannot be completed as the payment system will be turned off. This is not a fault or a problem, but the only way to have the store function as normal without accepting orders we can't process at the time. Emails will be answered and all possible orders will be shipped before December 23.
(We will be in Australia again for the new year. It's the only time of year our children can see their grandparents there who can't come here to Japan to see them any more.)
The New Year break will also allow us to make some much needed and long delayed adjustments to the store, especially pricing. Many of the prices in the store have remained unadjusted for 5 years or longer, and stayed that way through price increases from suppliers. There will be changes, we can't put them off any longer so if there's something that you've been looking at you have until the store closes for the break to put in an order at the existing price.
We wish you all a safe and happy New Year, and whichever celebration you participate in at this time of year, we hope it is good to you, your family and your loved ones.
Stuart, Akiko, Tom and Koko @ Tools from Japan.