Posted by: softypapa | December 4, 2007

Japanese Pruning Shears – Ikebana Bonsai Garden Hasami

Japanese Pruning Shears Ikebana Bonsai Garden Hasami Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Pruning Shears Ikebana Bonsai Garden Hasami Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Pruning Shears Ikebana Bonsai Garden Hasami Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Pruning Shears Ikebana Bonsai Garden Hasami Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Pruning Shears Ikebana Bonsai Garden Hasami Japan Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Vintage Japanese steel garden shears (hasami*).  These high quality shears are perfect for light pruning of bonsai miniature trees and shrubs, creating ikebana flower arrangements or for general light garden use.  The shears date from the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) or before and are today in fair condition with marks, scratches and rust.  The blade is also a bit dull and we recommend that the shears should be professionally sharpened before use.  It is also recommended that the blades be cleaned after every use and protected with a light coating of oil to prevent further rust.  Oil should also periodically be applied to the mechanism where the two halves of the shears are joined.  Please click here to see our entire selection of Japanese-style garden shears.

Size:
Length: 6.0 inches (15.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.9 ounces (53 grams)

* The Japanese word for scissors and shears in “hasami“.  However, the pronunciation of this word changes to “basami” when it is prefixed by another word.  For example, hasami designed specifically for pruning bonsai miniature trees are called “bonsai basami”.

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More about Japanese Flower Arrangement – Ikebana

Interest in flower arrangement began in Japan during the early part of the 6th century, when Buddhist monks began to decorate temple altars with beautiful floral displays.  By the 8th century people began to enjoy viewing flower arrangements outside a religious setting and the practice of flower arrangement became a pastime of the elite classes.  Over time a number of ikebana (the way of flowers) schools developed advocating various techniques and aesthetic principals.  The oldest of these is the Ikenobo school, with a lineage of masters longer than any European royal family.  Completed Ikebana arrangements are normally displayed in the home within a special alcove called a tokonoma, possibly with a scroll or other work of art.  Such displays commonly reflect the mood of the season and are typically enjoyed over tea and traditional Japanese sweets.  Ikebana flower arrangement has become more international in recent decades, with students from countries around the world enjoying the art of expression through flowers.

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product code: R1S4-0003401
category codes: (niwamono) (niwabasami) (bonsaimono)
ship code: L1650

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