Edoya Brushes, Seichajo Yamashina, Japanese Iris
Posted on July 21 2020
Edoya - A Japanese Brush Workshop From The Old Times
One of the few shops in Japan specializing in Japanese and Western brushes. They originated as exclusive brush makers for the Shogun family and made brushes for applying ink when making woodblock prints, painting hanging scrolls, and so on. The skills that have continued to develop for ages and demanded by professional craftsmen are still alive and well. To this day, only natural materials such as pig and horse bristles are used along with the traditional craftsmanship where the bristles are placed in each hole by hand so that the tips of the brushes do not lose shape. Among their more popular items are their clothes brushes, which are known to maintain usability for a long time. The clothes brushes made with delicate, firm, and high-quality pig bristles take good care of fabric by removing lint and dust while keeping static away. Established in 1718.
Inheriting from the traditional craftsmanship from long ago, each craftsman was well trained to perfectly place bristles through the holes by hand, so that the tips of the brushes do not lose their shape.
Up to date, Edoya is making and working with a wide range of brush types, from various body brushes, to shoes and clothes brushes. Among the most popular types, their clothes brushes were often highlighted by the users. These brushes began to be developed as the need arose when we went from wearing kimono’s to wearing western clothes and shoes. We didn't have the culture of wearing them or cleaning them so these brushes were developed. They are known to maintain sustainability for a lifetime. The Edoya clothes brushes made with delicate, firm, and high-quality pig bristles take a good care of fabric, by removing lint and dust while effectively keeping static away.
Seichajo Yamashina is a tea house that has been since 1959. They travel around Kyushu to select each farms tea for the year according to the years precipitation, weather, etc.
We just purchased several new types:
No. 5 - Yamashina - kiriri (Japanese Green Tea)
No. 7 - Houjicha (Roasted Green Tea)
No. 11 - Macha - Genmaicha (Roasted Brown Rice with Green Tea)
No. 13 - Yamanashi-Torori (Japaneses Green Tea)
No. 14 - Yamenotsuyu (Japanese Green Tea)
Please come visit our store. We sell out of this tea quite quickly.
Japanese Irises Blooming
We have so many gardens for Iris viewing. One of our favorite places to see them at the the Nezu museum.
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