Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy brushes

Brush making in Kumano began in the 1830s, at the end of the Edo period. The tradition has been maintained for over 190 years now.

The most unique feature in Japanese brushes comes from the fact that the Chinese characters were shaped into the Japanese alphabet.

Calligraphy brushes are popular amongst water color painters around the world for their ability to pain with unparalleled percision.