Woodworking tools store in Taipei, JC Tools, does not feel like regular hardware store but more like art exhibition, carefully displayed with spot lights.
Taiwan woodworking culture inherits a lot of influence from japanese, one thing different from Japan is there is some good hard natural timber produced locally. Blend of Japan and Taiwan made hand planes shown, body is from local hardwood and iron blade is imported from Japan.
Some highend japanese chef knives which also found at the hardware store. About $150 USD.
Quite impressive tools store.