Nakamura Seisakusyo

Handcrafted in Kumano, Hiroshima, Kumano brushes boast a rich history born from the ingenuity of local farmers. During the late Edo period, these resourceful farmers encountered brushmaking while working away from their limited farmland. Upon returning home, they established a tradition that continues today, with meticulous techniques and natural hair creating delicate yet firm brushes for calligraphy, painting, and cosmetics. Kumano brushes represent 80% of Japan's domestic production, a testament to those pioneering farmers and the generations of skilled artisans who followed.

Founded in 1953, Nakamura Seisakusyo has grown from brush shaft processing to complete brush assembly, mastering every step of the craft. Nakamura Seisakusyo is dedicated to putting users first, approaching brushmaking with a deep sense of empathy. They carefully consider the needs of artists who depend on these tools for their creative work, ensuring that each brush is expertly crafted to feel like a natural extension of the hand.