Kumano brushes

About Kumano brushes

The history of Kumano brushes dates back to the late Edo period (1603-1868). Farmers in Kumano went to Yoshino in Nara and Kishu in Wakayama for work during winter seasons. They purchased brushes and inkstones made in these areas and peddled them on their journey home. Later, young people who learned brush-making taught local people their brush-making techniques and brush-making started in Kumano.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1975

Kumano brushes Creator