Unlike western garden hand-tools the Niwashi uses an angled blade that cuts into the soil as you pull it towards yourself. A more comfortable and nature action. The sharp blade makes light work of breaking up compacted garden beds, removing stubborn weeds and turning over soil for planting.
Once you've tried it, you will be hooked. If you haven't used one yet, just ask someone who has.
Don't take our word for it, its reputation speaks for itself. Just don't lose it, we hate to see gardeners cry.