Phone: 510.409.0217
Tue–Sat: 9AM – 5PM PST
Superior Japanese Hand Tools for Woodworking, Kitchen, Gardening and Grooming

Business Hours: Tuesday - Saturday  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

We're back! Thank you for your support for Suzuki-ya.

Guren by Kensuke Yamamoto

Available Options


-Swedish Steel

-Charcoal forge

-Made by Kensuke Yamamoto (4th generation of Yamamoto Plane)

-Several options available (see above)

Oi-masame is our recommendation. Please let us know if you would like Masame.

We can accommodate any bedding angle for a Hira-ganna / smoothing plane. If it's steeper than 40 degrees, an additional charge will be required. Please contact us for details.



  • January 4, 2014 by Andoni Gibb
    I was impressed with this plane, it is cutting very well. It was used on Tsugi, Hinoki, and Matsu in Japan which are much more difficult to plane clean than the woods we have here in America. I have Kensuke san's father's Swedish steel plane as well and after using this plane (his son's) here in America on both clean and knotty pines as well as other woods.