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Toyohashi Station 

[Fude no Sato Suse Kobo]

A traditional handcraft which is used to create outstanding calligraphy

The writing brushes of Toyohashi ("Toyohashi-fude" in Japanese) were designated as traditional handicrafts in 1976. The brushes are highly regarded by calligraphers for the way they take up the ink and give a smooth writing movement through a "nerimaze" mixing technique using water. Traditional craftsmen make various types of brushes for use in calligraphy, Japanese-style painting and industry, and continue a traditional craft which was first encouraged by the local governor in 1804. The brushes are made by hand, one by one. The workshop is open to the public and there is also a course which gives visitors the chance to experience making their own brush (reservation required).
Address 1-8 Shimokakuan, Suse-cho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-532-88-2504 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Holidays Saturday, Sunday and holidays (open in the event of a reservation)
Price Paintbrushes from 540 yen, calligraphy brushes from 1,080 yen, professional / special brushes from 1,080 yen
● Brush making course (reservation required)
Thick brush 800 yen, thin brush 500 yen, mini brush 350 yen
Access Take the Toyotetsu Bus bound for Suse from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Jiyugaoka" and walk for approx. 2 minutes.
URL http://www.toyohashi-fude.com/

updated on Sep 30, 2015

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