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Handmade Japanese Hand Brooms and Brushes, Rustic Edition

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Handmade Japanese Hand Brooms and Brushes, Rustic Edition

October 23, 2017

Why shouldn’t a broom be as beautiful as the other objects in your home? Lately we’re admiring handmade brooms from Japan; here’s a selection.

tawa shuro brooms
Above: A traditional Tawa Shuro Broom, made by Takada Tawashi from the bark of hemp palm trees bounded with copper wire, via 4WD Networks (contact them directly for ordering information).

ko boki yonezawa hoki kobo broom
Above: The handmade Ko-Boki Broom is made of broom corn with black hemp yarn; $40.46 from Analogue Life. A similar Matsunoya Japanese Small Broom made from bamboo is $43 from Unionmade in San Francisco.
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Above: A selection of scrub brushes from Takada Tawashi is available from Monoina; prices start at 800 yen ($7).
shuro scrub brush analog life
Above: From Japanese company Matsunoya, the Shuro Tawashi Brush for scrubbing pots and pans is $16.71 from Analogue Life, which says, “The brushes are handmade by specialist craftsmen, who bound shuro palm tightly with wire in a cylindrical shape that fits well in the hand. The shuro is a tree in the palm family, native to Kyushu that has a fibrous bark. Used to make ropes and brushes, shuro brooms and brushes have been used in Japan since the Edo period.”
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Above: The Keyboard Broom is $7.60.
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Product summary  

yonezawa hoki kobo ko boki black broom
Yonezawa Hoki Kobo

Ko-Boki Broom

¥4,600.00 JPY from Analogue Life

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