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Jimbocho Brush Store

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on April 16, 2015

Jimbocho, the area in central Tokyo famous for antique (and used, and new) bookstores might be heaven on Earth for book lovers, but there is room for more! I found this lovely little store specialized in brushes, all kinds of brushes for every imaginable purpose and of every imaginable material. Every brush had a tag attached to it, describing exactly what it was made from and why. Naturally I have a few brushes of my own, mainly for shoes and sometimes I see the kimono brush in use but I had no idea there were these many variants! In Tokyo truly there is a specialist store for anything you can imagine.





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  1. Jonelle Patrick said, on April 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Oh, wow, I would really like to go to this store! I can’t see a name on the outside (><) but if you can tell me roughly which direction to walk from the station, I vow to comb the streets until I find it!


    • tokyobling said, on May 19, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Hi! Sorry for the late reply! I’ll give you the address! The name of the store is on the window on the second floor. 山田ハケブラシ製作所 〒101-0051 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kanda Jinbocho, 3 Chome−1, 山田ビル 1F


  2. remszi said, on April 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

    that’s just so cool 🙂


  3. mammymokpo said, on April 17, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I’m not that good with reading Japanese, but exactly how much are these brushes? It looks totally worth buying since it really does have that antique charm to it. I’d be interested on buying it, hehe. Got to comb messy hair.


    • tokyobling said, on May 19, 2015 at 2:47 am

      Oh, I wouldn’t be able to guess the price, but probably not cheap, they are all handmade on the second floor of the store!

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  4. aktcornelio said, on April 19, 2015 at 3:45 am

    That’s actually pretty cool!


  5. rudyhou said, on May 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

    a very nice find. i would love to get one wooden comb. i got one from china from many years ago and it would be nice to have another from japan.


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