Takada Broom with Japanese Cypress Handle
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The fine, supple fibers of the windmill palm enable our brooms to sweep away dirt and dust without scratching surfaces, leaving your floors spotlessly clean. In Japan, where cleanliness is a key virtue, such brooms have been part of everyday life since ancient times, their simple yet beautiful form the result of a relentless pursuit of functionality. Made to last ten to twenty years depending on the amount of use, this is one broom you'll never want to part with and will find only improves with age.
Broom with Short Japanese Cypress Handle
w240 x d860 x h45mm
material: SHURO (Trachycarpus fortune or windmill palm) bark fiber, Japanese cypress, stainless steel
Dustpan to suit sold separately here.
The bark of the windmill palm tree, or SHURO, has been one of familiar materials to the people of Japan since old times, and its flexible and soft texture has been utilized for brooms and scrub brushes, called "TAWASHI" in Japanese.
For some seventy years, TAKADA's artisans have been handcrafting TAWASHI with uniform texture one at a time, using only the finest, carefully-selected materials.
In the past, the local industry using the domestic windmill palm is almost discontinued. However, TAKADA restored traditional Japanese scrub brushes which are made of the bark of the windmill palm tree growing naturally in the KISHU area (Wakayama Prefecture) of Japan.
There are only a few craftsmen who can collect the bark of the tree; therefore, materials gathered in KISHU are extremely valuable. The windmill palm tree of KISHU are organically farmed. The domestic bark of the windmill palm trees is delivered to the TAKADA's workshop soon after it is gathered. Fresh bark of the KISHU SHURO has fine luster and uniform fibers. We use these finest materials for selected products such as body brushes.
Despite appearances, our brushes are in fact astonishingly soft, making them as suitable for bathing as they are for scrubbing fruits and vegetables, imparting a gentle, pleasing and invigorating sensation to your skin. But, don't take our word for it — pick one up and experience for yourself the quality that lends the everyday something a bit extraordinary.