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Niwaki Kenzan Flower Frog, Rectangular


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We call them flower frogs; in Japan, they're known as kenzan. No one really knows why they're called frogs, but one might guess it's because they're usually found sitting quietly underwater. Kenzan means 'sword mountain' in Japanese, which is much more obvious.

If you're unfamiliar, a flower frog is designed to sit in the bottom of a bowl or vase filled with water. The sturdy brass spikes hold flower stems in exactly the shape you want, which is why they are essential for ikebana and useful for western-style flower arrangements where they do away with the need for floral foam.

This long, rectangular kenzan is perfect for creating artful displays of flowers in a vase, bowl or serving dish.

  • Made from brass and lead
  • Overall dimensions: 11.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.4 cm
  • Weight: 293g
  • Made in Japan

As a fledgling business founded on the principles of friendliness, dependability and simplicity, we aim to deal with your order gracefully and efficiently so that you can devote your time to more important things. 

Our aim is to process your order within 24 hours of receipt and we expect it to arrive within 3-5 working days under normal circumstances.

Deliveries cost £3 for small, slim items that will slip into an envelope.

Most other deliveries cost £6 for any number of items, so don’t hold back!

Where age verification is required, a special service costing £10 is what we use to keep us all safe and sound.

Deliveries to far-flung UK locations may incur an additional charge.

Should you need to return an item, drop us a line at within 14 days of receiving your purchase, providing your name, order number and the reason for your return. We will let you know how to return your item.

Please visit our Delivery & Returns page for more information.

Brand Focus


When it comes to making tools for cutting, chopping, snipping or shearing, no one knows their craft better than the Japanese. Niwaki, meaning simply 'garden tree', is a Wiltshire-based company founded by Jake Hobson in 2004. Having learned his craft in an Osaka nursery, Jake returned home with a passion for pruning that’s helped to make Niwaki the leading brand of Japanese tools, ladders, knives and accessories in the country. 

The quality and precision of Niwaki products are legendary, many of them made in small quantities by deeply traditional methods: professional gardeners swear by them. Once you've used a pair of Niwaki snips, secateurs, shears or loppers, you'll never go back to your old cutting tools again.

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