Jake Hobson's passion for cloud pruning was the seed that sprouted into Niwaki, which he founded with his wife Keiko in 1997. The name, which translates to "garden trees" in Japanese, is a nod to the brand's focus on creating artfully crafted tools for the garden. Loved for their legendary quality and precision, Niwaki's products are hand-forged by skilled artisans across Japan and made from durable materials. The brand promotes sustainability by creating long-lasting products that can be repaired, reducing waste going to landfills while also supporting traditional craft-makers.

Niwaki supports

  • Natural Materials
  • Circular Economy
  • Heritage Craft Preservation
  • Community Engagement
Why Goodee Loves


Niwaki embodies the beauty of simplicity, incorporating exquisite Japanese traditions into every tool for the garden to turn even the most arduous tasks into joyous ones.