This carving set is magic.
I contacted Christian at JTA to ask his advice on which carving set he would recommend for the kind of carving I do, which is generally bass relief in an Art Nouveau style. I had thought that the Kawasei Tsurugi set would be the most suitable, however Christian recommended the Taheiji set. I went to the WA Wood show, and saw the set there. They were quite a bit larger than I had imagined from looking at them on the web site.
I bought the set, and they arrived in a lovely box - all very simple. When I first tried them, on a piece of pine, I just laughed at the experience - it was quite amazing how these tools just shave through the wood so effortlessly, and cleanly.
I have been carving wood on and off since I was a kid and have used various kinds of chisels, but this was the most amazing experience, to finally have a set of carvers that just release you to be creative. I use them every night, and they are joy.
So if you are interested in carving, these are magnificent tools to have.