We took a walk around a few hardware stores to see if there may be something interesting hiding around.
A moderate-sized store, it has a wide and interesting range of tools for sale.
A hammer for every occasion.
A shelf full of chisels; from 1 “bu” (3mm) to 1 “su-n” 6 “bu” (48mm).
The blade of a “Chouna”. I’m guessing you have to make the handle yourself.
The many shapes and sizes of Kanna.
A Mizo Kanna (mechanical version). It is used to dig grooves (trenches).
Having a hard time picking the “perfect” saw?
Takeshou Noko Kanamono:
A small store on the corner of the street, it looks like one of those stores that only the local “pros” know. It is a little difficult to go in but there can be some bargains to be found.
Some of the tools here looks like it’s been sitting there for a while. But this also means the price has remained the same.
Tools always look better when placed in showcases.
To get the location of the stores, head over here: https://suikoushya.com/stores/
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