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Shuro Tawashi Stick Brush


Windmill palm fibre, Stainless steel wire

Made in Japan

⌀ 4.5 x 13.5cm


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SKU: MTY49930 Category: Tags: , ,

Tawashi, a traditional Japanese scrub brush, are still a ubiquitous household cleaning tool in many homes in Japan. This cleaning brush is a fantastic alternative to modern kitchen tools made from synthetic materials. These tawashi brushes are all made by hand, using the bark of the windmill palm tree called Shuro, a natural material familiar to Japanese culture since ancient times. Shuro’s flexible and soft texture is ideal when utilized for scrub brushes and brooms.

Durable and long-lasting, easy and gentle to use for cleaning pots and pans, cutting boards, dishes, etc. Also great for removing scorching and rust, kitchen sinks, bathtubs, floors, dirty boots, and anything else that can use a heavy-duty scrubbing. The Tawashi lifts away dirt one bristle at at time, so regular water is sufficient enough for normal washing-up. For greasy or heavily soiled items, apply only a small amount of dishwashing liquid to the bristles. 


This compact and unique brush stick is an ideal tool for cleaning small areas and corners. Very satisfying to use this to clean the corners of Tamago pan, scrubbing a ginger grater without damaging the tiny blades, or anything with sharp edges or tiny gaps. 


[Various ways you can utilize Shuro Tawashi]

・Washing dishes, glass or ceramic vessels

・Washing cookware such as a colander, knife or cutting board

・Washing cast iron pots, pans or kettles

・Washing soil from root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots

・Massaging / exfoliating when bathing

・Removing dirt and stains from clothing

・Scrubbing concrete or stone floor

Please note:


Handmade products may be slightly different in shape and size due to the inherent inconsistency of production. While the conditions of the materials are carefully overseen by craftsmen on an individual basis, this can also result in a wider array of possible final dimensions.



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