By Catherine Warmerdam
Photography by Jason Sinn
IT’S NO SURPRISE that the country that gave us samurai swords and Korin kitchen knives also makes some impressive hand tools for the garden, including this small wonder. The Kusakichi brand Nejiri scraper is a compact hoe with a sharp blade, making it the ideal implement for weeding, digging and breaking up soil. Sturdy yet lightweight, it’s an indispensable tool in any garden. $10.90 at hidatool.com.