The following is a list of brushes and brushes often used in Japanese painting.
Since there are many techniques in Japanese painting, various brushes are used depending on the technique.
In particular, many Japanese-style painters value lines, so there are a variety of brushes for line drawing. The Sokumyo and Sakuyo Fude are the most commonly used brushes for line and fine painting. Sakuyo Fude is a brush that can be used for both line drawing and painting, although it is thinner and stronger than the Sokumyo.
This brush is a type of Senbyo-Fude (line drawing brush). This brush is made almost entirely of soft goat hair, which allows it to hold water well and produce soft lines. It is a favorite brush for line drawing, coloring, and blurring in Japanese painting.
This brush is a type of Senbyo-Fude (line drawing brush). It is made of weasel hair or other hairs with good quality tips. The brush is thick from the middle to the base and has good water retention ability, while the brush tip is thin, so it can continue to draw lines. It is a versatile brush that can be used for everything from fine to bold lines, and even as a coloring brush.
This brush is a type of Senbyo-Fude(line drawing brush). This brush is used for painting Japanese-style paintings. The hair of the pahmi (Oronpy) is used for this brush, and the elasticity of the tip is strong, making this brush suitable for drawing strong lines. It is also suitable for drawing unique lines in ink painting.
This brush is a kind of Senbyo-Fude(line drawing brush). This brush is used for drawing outlines in Japanese painting and ink painting. It is made of itachi (weasel) hair or other bristles with good bristle tips, and is suitable for drawing various contour lines.
This brush is a type of Senbyo-Fude (line drawing brush) made of Shirotamage (white cat hair). The tip of the hair has a unique elasticity and is suitable for line drawing, coloring details, and dotting. It is used for painting Japanese-style paintings and ceramics.
This brush is a type of Senbyo-Fude (line drawing brush). It is made of raccoon dog hair and has elasticity from the tip to the middle of the brush, making it suitable for drawing lines with sticky gold or silver (white) mud. It is used for drawing gold lines on Japanese paintings and crafts.
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This brush is a type of Senbyo-Fude (line drawing brush). This brush is used for Japanese-style painting and ink painting when detailed drawing of people and animals is required. It is made of weasel hair or other bristles with fine tips that are very thin and sharp. It is also suitable for detailed coloring and pattern drawing of crafts such as ceramic painting and maki-e (gold-relief lacquering).
This brush is used to apply paint for Japanese-style painting. This brush is also used for Koroku Tensai, in which colors are applied inside the contour lines. It is recommended as a paint brush for watercolor painting as well as for Japanese paints such as iwa-enogu (mineral pigments). It can also be used for various purposes such as painting ceramics.
This brush is a Saishiki-Fude brush with brush tips arranged horizontally. The E-Bake (E-bake) brush often used in Japanese painting has a thick tip and can be used to paint a wide area firmly, but this Renpitsu brush has a thin tip and can paint a wide area softly like a coloring brush.
This brush is for blotting ink or paint. The tip of the brush is round and slightly hard, and it is characterized by its ability to hold a large amount of water. It is used in "Kumadori," one of the expression techniques of Japanese-style painting, to add shading to previously painted colors by adding a lot of water to the brush, or to blur previously painted colors by rubbing the brush without water to create a three-dimensional effect.
The brush is made of stiff bristles. By rubbing the brush with paint and rubbing it with the Bokashi Ami, the paint can be scattered and blurred beautifully. Also called Tataki Fude, this brush is used in the Sunago technique of scattering gold leaf in Japanese paintings, for example, by rubbing or tapping the gold leaf in the Sunago Dutsu with this brush to scatter the gold leaf finely. This brush is also used to blur previously applied paint and gold leaf by rubbing or tapping with this brush.
This brush is a type of Tsuketate-Fude. This brush is made almost entirely of soft goat hair, which is well absorbed by water and produces soft lines. This brush is often used for ink painting, but it is also a favorite brush for line drawing, coloring, and blurring in Japanese painting.
This brush is a kind of Tsuketate-Fude.This brush is made from the bristles of a deer family animal called Sanba (English: Sambar). This brush is very resilient and suitable for bringing out the rough expression in ink painting.
This brush is a type of Tsuketate-Fude used in japanese painting and ink painting. This brush is slightly smaller than the Choryu brush and is easy to handle. It can also be used for coloring. It is recommended as a brush for beginning Japanese-style painting and ink painting.
This brush is a flat brush made of goat hair. This flat brush has a softer drawing feel than nylon flat brushes. In addition to its use in Japanese painting, it is suitable for posters and other designs, and for decorating letters such as Gothic typefaces.
This brush is an E-Bake (Japanese flat brush) made of goat hair. It is used in Japanese-style painting for ground and water painting, as well as for applying a wide range of paints. It can also be used for drawing. It has a soft drawing feel.It can also be used as a dosa (Japanese sizing agent) brush.
This brush is a flat brush with pahmi (Oronpy) hairs. This is a top-quality flat brush with a good content and more elasticity than E-Bake, which enables uniform and forceful application.
This brush is a flat brush made of badger bristles. Each hair is slightly thicker than the other and has considerable strength all the way to the tip. It can be used like Kara-Bake（唐刷毛） for Japanese-style painting to blur paints or to draw fine stripes. It is also used for painting wood.
This brush is a flat brush made of Sanba (en:Samber) bristles. It is also called Karabake（唐刷毛）. Each hair is very hard and rough, with a thick base and thin tip, and is used in Japanese painting to blur a large surface. It is also used to draw stripes on the painted surface, so it is also used to draw stripes on wood grain patterns when painting wood.