Houkodou - Brush Making Experience (Kumano Town)

Overview

Tour begins with a brush-making lesson and demonstration. Then, visitors can try their hand at making their own calligraphy brushes.
It takes twelve steps to make a calligraphy brush. Visitors can try their hands at two of them: wrapping the koromoge cladding bristles or the finishing step.

1. Koromoge Wrapping Course

  • · First, listen to a traditional craftsman and experienced brush maker explain the process and watch his demonstration.
  • · The hokubi, or bristles, are created by wrapping high-quality koromoge bristles around the core bristles, which are of lesser quality. You will wrap these cladding bristles around the core bristles to form the brush.

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2. Finishing Course

  • · First, listen to a traditional craftsman and experienced brush maker explain the process and watch a demonstration.
  • · Then you will apply paste to the completed hokubi (bristles part) to stiffen them, and then wrap thread around them to form a pointed shape.

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Enjoy shopping after your course.

Other Information

If you make a reservation in advance, we will engrave your name on the handle of the brush you made.

Duration

1. Koromoge Wrapping Course: 45 minutes
2. Finishing Course: 60 minutes

Maximum number of persons

30

What to wear

Casual

Reservation

Required (minimum of 4 persons)

Method of reservation

TEL : +81-(0)82-854-0003

Method of payment

Cash

Cancellation Policy

4 days prior the course date : 50% refund
1-3 days prior the course date, Same day: No refund

Free Wi-Fi

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Language

Staff: English

Restrooms

Available

INFORMATION

Address
10-6-23 Dekiniwa, Kumano-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima
TEL
+81-(0)82-854-0003
URL
http://houkodou.jp/en/
Open
10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays
Closed
Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, Obon holidays
Access
Take a bus bound for Kumano-hagiwara for 1 hour from JR Hiroshima Station.
Take a bus bound for Kumano-hagiwara for 15 minutes from JR Yano Station (JR Kure Line).
Walk for a minute from the Hiroden Kumano Eigyosho Bus Stop.
Fee
1. Koromoge Wrapping Course: JPY 5,184
2. Finishing Course: JPY 3,888

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