Hiroshima [Writing Tools] KAWAJIRI Fude (Brushes)

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Art / Traditional crafts
Area
Chugoku Hiroshima
Shops
Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Update date
2020-11-26

It seems that the link between Kawajiri (in what is now the city of Kure) and brushes dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when brushes were acquired from what is now Hyogo Prefecture for use at local temples. It was later determined that local farmers could produce brushes during the off-season.
In the middle of the 19th century, Ueno Yaekichi produced brushes that became the model for what are known today as Kawajiri brushes. As others took up the work, these brushes gradually became known throughout the country.

The method used to combine hair for these brushes is not suitable for mass production. Thus, these high-quality brushes can only be crafted by hand using very specific skills.

KAWAJIRI Fude (Brushes) (details page)

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