Tool Spotlight: Japanese Hori Hori

The Japanese Hori Hori is one of the most useful and versatile tools you can use in the garden.  I find it to be the most effective tool to remove weeds in a hurry and aerate soil. It’s thick blade is durable enough to cut through sod & roots, dig & pry, cut Dahlia tubers and still gentle enough to unearth plants for transplant.


The word “Hori” (ホリ) means “to dig” in Japanese and “hori-hori” ist he onomatopoeia for a digging sound. (source: