The fude brush has helped to sustain many Japanese traditional cultural aspects, such as calligraphy, ink painting, pottery, and lacquer ware. The lines and characters created by the brush ensure the continuation of the production of brushes and the passing down of the craft. Kumano town in Aki county in Hiroshima prefecture is well known as Japan’s largest brush production site. Located about 15 kilometers to the east of Hiroshima city, Kumano town is the “Land of Brushes” sitting in a highland basin surrounded by abundant nature. Here, many brush masters continue to create brushes.


  • Title: Workshop of Kumano brushes
  • Location: Fude no Sato Kobo
  • Subject Keywords: Hiroshima, Kumano, brush, National honor award, traditional craft, Setouchi
  • Type: brush
  • Rights: © Fude no Sato Kobo

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