Made in Japan
Kumanofude calligraphy brush
Hair: horse hair, raccoon dog hair
Use: writing on hanshi (9.52in x 13.11in / 242mm x 333mm) paper 2-6 characters/letters
Diameter of heel: 0.43in (11mm)
Length of head: 1.81in (46mm)
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TYPE OF BRUSH
It is a Kumanofude calligraphy brush suitable for writing on hanshi (9.52in x 13.11in / 242mm x 333mm) paper for 2-6 characters/letters.
KUBOTAGO AND EMPEROR SHOWA
Kumanofude brush brand, Kubotago, has had the honor of presenting itself to Emperor Showa several times. During the Emperor’s visit to Hiroshima, Kubotago’s brush was displayed for the Emperor to see. About fifteen years later when the Emperor revisited the prefecture again, Kubotago was appointed to produce their brushes as tribute to the Emperor and the Empress. Now, the 5th Kubota manages the company with confidence accumulated over their more than one hundred years of history.
KUMANOFUDE BRUSH: WHAT YOU NEED FOR UNLIMITED CREATIVITY AND EXPRESSIVENESS
Treat yourself to the luxurious hobby of calligraphy and sumi ink art by using Kumanofude brush, a brush designated as Japanese Traditional Craft by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industries since 1975. Those craftsmen given the title Kumanofude Brush Traditional Craftsman from the government handpicks each and every hair in a brush to use only the finest quality hair. Handpicked strands of hair then goes through necessary treatment, using only human hands.
SELF-DISCIPLINE IS KEY TO BREATHTAKING ARTWORK
For samurais, writing neat letters not only meant a sign of good upbringing, but also a sign of self-discipline. Calligraphy handwriting was believed to train one’s mind, concentrating the mind to each brush stroke without letting thoughts distract; having explicable handwriting was a sign of a self-disciplined man and was respected. Also, similar to characteristics of humans, good brush is said to possess four virtues; sharpness, evenness, roundness, dynamism—Sharpness: A brush must have a well-kept point; evenness: each and every hair must be balanced for wholeness; roundness: circularity to bring steadiness to letters; dynamism: for smooth brush strokes by resiliency.