Tokachi Millennium Forest + Japanese Garden Knife
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TOKACHI MILLENNIUM FOREST: PIONEERING A NEW WAY OF GARDENING WITH NATURE, by Dan Pearson
In an effort to neutralize the carbon footprint of entrepreneur Mitsushige Hayashi’s Hokkaido newspaper business, and to lure Japanese city dwellers back to the land, British horticulturist and landscape designer Dan Pearson was asked to create an elaborate park in the 240-hectare Tokachi Millennium Forest. Both on site and in its reflective book, Tokachi Millennium Forest, Pearson bridges the gap between the human experience and the natural world. Within the landscape’s dynamic grasslands and native plants, amongst the unfettering backdrop of the Hidaka mountain range, the park invites gardeners, naturalists, and commonfolk to take a break from a world of technology and disconnect, and to hone presence and balance.
HORI HORI KNIFE WITH NATURAL LEATHER HOLSTER
This simple, efficient Japanese gardening tool has an exceptionally sharp steel blade that makes tasks like bulb planting, weeding, transplanting, and cutting stubborn roots and hard soils much easier and faster. It is designed and produced entirely in Japan by skilled craftsmen in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area famous for its metal works. The slip resistant Hori Hori handle is made from environmentally sustainable Walnut wood and crafted to fit your hand flawlessly. The blade is made by blacksmiths using a special Japanese stainless steel (420J2) that is extra sharp and rust resistant. The knife comes in a thick vegetable tanned leather holster with a slit that threads onto your belt. The holster will achieve a beautiful, darker patina over time and with use.
Note: Hori means "to dig" in Japanese and Hori Hori is the onomatopoeia for a digging sound.
Care: Wipe the blade with a soft cloth, then oil with vegetable or machine oil to prevent rust.
Millennium Forest: Hardcover book
Hori Hori Knife: Stainless steel, Walnut wood
Millennium Forest: 288 pages, 8.25" x 1.1" x 10.75"
Hori Hori Knife: head is approx. 7"L