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How About Updating Your Scissors?

How about updating your scissors with a wish for a good year as you make a new start?

We would like to introduce Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid.

The leisurely New Year's vacation is over...It's that time to truly make a new start! The expression of "Make a new start" in Japanese is "Atarashii Start wo Kiru."  The word "kiru" means "cut." So scissors sound right to be the first topic of the year from Cohana. 

In Japan, it is said that if you renew your tools at the beginning of the year, you will have a good year.

Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid

Shozaburo Thread Snips

The thread snips are indispensable not only for cutting thread, but also for training and untying stitches.

Shozaburo's scissors are traditional Japanese scissors that stand out for their flexibility, comfort, and delicate sharpness. 

The history of the Shozaburo scissors dates back to the 1800s. Yajuro Yoshida, a swordsmith, applied his skills of sword smithing to the manufacture of "Japanese scissors".

Shozaburo inherited this manufacturing technique, and even today, the direct descendants of Shozaburo continue to make each pair of scissors with sincerity and without compromising on quality.

Shozaburo Website

Iga Silk Braid

Kumihimo became a hot topic when it appeared in the movie "Your Name."  

The scene using the "kumihimo stand" was depicted in the movie

Iga is one of the three major production areas of kumihimo. Traditional techniques are still inherited.

Matsushima Kumihimo makes these traditional Silk Braids in Iga, Mie Prefecture. 

Mr. Shunsaku Matsushima from Matsushima Kumihimo, the owner of the store, makes use of his knowledge and experience as a craftsman. He is very particular about making braids with tastes. He makes the most of the luster of the silk threads and continues to pursue the beauty of tradition.

Matsushima Kumihimo Website (only in Japanese)

Shozaburo's thread snips are finished by hand coiling the Iga Silk Braid from Matsushima Kumihimo.

The colors of the braids were developed after many prototypes while checking the compatibility with the color of steel. The brass button adds a nice accent and makes it even look more modern.

Shozaburo Thread Snips with Iga Silk Braid is an excellent product for a new start!