In this video, we visit Sagami Daiku Dougu Kan in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan. This is by far the largest selection of Japanese carpentry tools that I have seen. The shop is extremely organized and cataloged in a way where you can find just about anything you are looking for.
I was amazed to see the amount of very hard to get tools and even some tools from blacksmiths and craftspeople that have passed long ago. This store has something for everyone.
If you are interested in going to this store it is pretty easy to find. There is no one there that can support English speaking customers, but they are always willing to try. It is best to arrive at the store with ideas of blacksmiths and tool makers that you are seeking.
The address to Sagami Daiku Dougu Kan (さがみ大工道具館) is:
5-chōme-1 Seishin, Chuo Ward, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0216, Japan
If you are trying to search for this store in English, you will not be able to find it. It is best to copy and paste the Japanese name into your search engine to get the address if you are intending on using GPS to get there.
We hope you enjoy the video.