刷毛 (Hake/Bake)

Japanese Paint Brush list

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[Kumano Fude(brushes of japanese traditional crafts] We manufacture a variety of “Hake” (brushes) used for ground and water painting of Japanese and ink paintings. We also make Surikomi-Bake for stencil dyeing such as Yuzen-dyeing, Sashi-bake for hand-painting, brushes for woodblock printing, and Sanskrit brushes for writing Sanskrit characters.

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E-Bake(絵刷毛)

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.

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Oronpy-Bake(オロンピー刷毛)

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.

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Mujina-Bake(ムジナ刷毛)

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.

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Sanba-Bake/Kara-Bake(山馬刷毛/唐刷毛)

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.

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Kokutan-Bake(黒檀刷毛)

This brush is made of very hard deer hair, which we call Kurokoto. Because of its thin and hard bristles, it is used to paint beautiful grain patterns like ebony on tables and other wood crafts.It is also very useful as Kara-Bake(唐刷毛).

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Bonji-Fude(梵字筆/梵字刷毛)

This brush is a flat brush for writing Sanskrit characters and is also called Bonji-Fude. This brush is made of weasel hair and is designed for easy writing of Sanskrit characters due to its good bristle tip and elasticity. It is often used for calligraphy art.

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Sashi-Bake(差指刷毛)

These brushes are flat brushes for applying color to dyed products. Made of carefully selected horsehair, this flat brush combines smooth writing with strength. This is a professional brush used by dyeing artisans in various traditional crafts as well as hand-painted yuzen. It is also used to draw patterns on lanterns, a traditional Japanese craft.

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Surikomi-Bake(スリ込刷毛)

This brush is used for stencil dyeing. Horsehair and deerhair are used, and there are two types: a hard brush (Kuro - black type) and a soft brush (Aka - red type). They are used according to the technique and purpose of stencil dyeing, such as kata-yuzen and bingata. It can also be used for blurring in Japanese-style painting. These are professional brushes used by traditional Japanese craftsmen.

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Yoko-Bake(横刷毛/トンカチ)

This brush has the same brush head as the Sashi-Bake brush, but mounted horizontally. It is also called "Tonkachi" (hammer). This brush is suitable for applying to areas that are difficult to apply with a normal brush, such as the inside of a cylinder.

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Hanga-Bake(版画刷毛)

This brush is used for woodblock prints. It is made of hard pig bristles and is used to spread paint over the entire surface of a woodblock print. The rounded tip makes it easy to spread paint from any angle.

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Ryori-Bake(料理刷毛)

This brush is a special flat brush for applying cooking sauces.It is made of goat hair, which has good water retention, or horse hair, which is more resilient than goat hair. It is used when cooking, applying sauce to meat or fish, or oil to bread dough.

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Okonomiyaki-Bake(お好み焼き刷毛)

This brush is specially designed for applying sauce to okonomiyaki (a type of Japanese dish). The bristles are made of goat hair, which has good water retention and a little elasticity, and can apply the sticky sauce for okonomiyaki firmly.