Yamamoto Katsunosuke Shoten Shuro Windmill Palm Broom

Traditional Japanese cleaning tool

These days, when it comes to cleaning our houses, it's all about cordless vacuum cleaners with AI and special sensors, and the Japanese are really good at those. But go to any Japanese home and you will find, right next to the high-tech vacuum, a traditional broom made from different types of plants. And that isn't just because the Japanese want to honor their traditions: these brooms, of which the Yamamoto Katsunosuke Shoten Shuro Windmill Palm Broom is a fine example, can be as comfortable to use and as effective as a powered vacuum. And they never break down!

The Yamamoto Katsunosuke Shoten Shuro Windmill Palm Broom comes from a long tradition of broom-making in Wakayama Prefecture. The workshop itself goes back to the 19th century. It comes in two sizes, one with 7 braids and one with 11, both made using the bark of the shuro windmill palm. These fibers have natural oils that make them resistant to water and very durable, and also are very fine so even very small dust sticks to them. Both brooms are 125 cm (4.1 ft) long, meaning they are very easy to use and come with a hanging cord that makes them easier to store.

Specs and Features:

  • Option: 7 braids, 11 braids
  • Dimensions (7 braid): approx. 125 x 26 cm (4.1 ft x 10.2")
  • Dimensions (11 braid): approx. 125 x 27 cm (4.1 ft x 10.6")
  • Weight (7 braid): approx. 390 g (13.8 oz)
  • Weight (11 braid): approx. 480 g (16.9 oz)
  • Comes with hanging cord
  • Made in Kainan City, Wakayama Prefecture, by traditional broom-maker Yamamoto Katsunosuke Shoten
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US$ 88
(Option prices include additional shipping costs if applicable)