Searching all of Japan for handcrafted items that express its heart and soul, our proprietor, KASHIYUKA, presents things that bring a bit of luxury to everyday life. The theme this time is in keeping with Casa BRUTUS’ Special Edition on Tokyo and features crafts from the period when the town was known as Edo, from 1603 to 1868. In Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district, in a shop that’s stood continuously for three centuries, she came upon a handcrafted Western-style clothing brush.
Though the scenery may have changed, the lively spirit of Edo culture carries on through the hand and skill of the artisan, to bring comfort and pleasure to life. I think this feeds into the richness that is “today’s Tokyo”.
Western-style Clothing Brush – “Betsu-atsurae” by Edo-ya
Left / Hand-embedded, versatile clothing brush that can be used for wool suits and coats, cashmere, or fine kimono. Pig’s hair, Japanese cherry birch. Dimensions: 26 cm (l), 6 cm (w), 6.6 cm (h). ¥18,000. Right / Teapot spout-cleaning brush, ¥500. 2-16 Odenma-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. TEL 03 3664 5671. Open from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays.
KASHIYUKAYuka Kashino, known as KASHIYUKA, is a member of electropop group Perfume. Their latest album “Future Pop” became #1 electro album in 20 countries. Perfume is currently on the road to support the album on their nationwide arena tour. She’s lately been scouring the marketplace for easy-to-use gardening scissors. www.perfume-web.jp