Since being invented in Japan in the Meiji period, the traditional Japanese scrubbing brush, called a tawashi, has been an essential item to the Japanese. The majority of tawashi still made from the hard fibers of the palm tree, but this product is made from Trachycarpus (a kind of palm plant) that grows in Japan.
It can clean without scratching materials, and can easily scrub the dirt off vegetables without damaging the vegetable surface. It is so gentle that some type of tawashi can even be used for bathing. Each one is handmade by a craftsman who has inherited the technical skills to make this scourer to last for a long time. This tawashi is a product of Japanese wisdom applied to everyday living that makes the most of nature’s gifts.