The soft natural fibers of the windmill palm ensure that the brushes have the perfect combination of pliancy and firmness for removing grease and food particles, even from your best glasses and dishware, without scratching. Lovingly hand-crafted using only carefully-selected windmill palm fibers from Wakayama, Takada’s body brushes are gentle enough to use directly on the skin.
Their kitchen brushes are ideal for cleaning fruits and vegetables, gently lifting away dirt without damaging the skin, so you never have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor in the name of cleanliness. Trusted by professional chefs and home cooks alike for helping preserve the integrity of ingredients, the kitchen brushes’ high quality and versatility make them an essential tool for any kitchen.
The fine, supple fibers of the windmill palm enable the brooms to sweep away dirt and dust without scratching surfaces, leaving your floors spotlessly clean. In Japan, where cleanliness is a key virtue, such brooms have been part of everyday life since ancient times, their simple yet beautiful form the result of a relentless pursuit of functionality.
Made to last ten to twenty years depending on the amount of use, this is one broom you’ll never want to part with and will find only improves with age. The hand-knitted Pot Stand is made with domestic Windmill Palm fiber rope. Since it has a hole in the center and a wooden core, even pots with round bottoms can rest stably within. The palm fiber has less discoloration due to heat, so you can use it for a while without deterioration.
About The Company
About Takada Tawashi
Tawashi are traditional brushes made from the fibers of the windmill palm. For centuries such brushes have been used in Japan for cleaning pots and dishes. For some seventy years, Takada’s artisans have been handcrafting tawashi one at a time, using only the finest, carefully-selected materials harvested from trees cultivated in Wakayama Prefecture, in southwestern Japan.
Despite appearances, the brushes are in fact astonishingly soft, making them as suitable for bathing as they are for scrubbing fruits and vegetables, imparting a gentle, pleasing and invigorating sensation to your skin. Pick one up and experience for yourself the quality that lends the everyday something a bit extraordinary.
Formerly, Wakayama was a major producer of windmill palm, a mainstay of the local economy. But production was dramatically curtailed by cheaper imported windmill palm and replacement products such as oil palm. They believe the first step toward preserving this traditional industry for future generations is to protect Wakayama’s existing windmill palm forests. For their kitchen brushes and brooms, where durability is paramount, they use imported windmill palm fibers, known for their stronger, stiffer bristles.
Carefully-selected, high-quality materials and traditional skills honed over time are the two essential ingredients that go into all the brushes. From a purely business perspective, there’s no denying it would be more efficient to manufacture these brushes by machine. Their customers trust and rely on their products every day and they expect them to last for decades.