Japanese sweeping set: sorghum broom and khaki-dyed washi paper dustpan


If the beauty of everyday objects encourages the pleasure of a job well done, then this Japanese cleaning set is exactly what we need. Very traditional in its design but still contemporary in its use, it has survived the centuries and continues to be made by hand. It is made by the craftsmen of Shirokiya Shoten, founded in Tokyo in 1830.

This is a "table" cleaning set, to be used for removing crumbs, dust and other detritus from small surfaces, practical to use and to have on hand at all times, as well as being beautiful and a decorative object in its own right.

The broom is made from sorghum fibre, the stalks of which have been levelled and joined together, then securely tied with contrasting cords. It's said that it's the perfect arrangement of the stems that makes this broom so effective at capturing small pieces of detritus.

The shovel is made from layers of traditional Japanese washi paper to which persimmon (the fruit) juice has been applied. It's incredibly light, yet strong and durable.

The set is presented in a white Atelier Ikiwa lightweight cardboard box wrapped in a square textile knotted in the art of Korean pojagi, a lovely gift idea.




L21cm x W14cm x H3cm; dustpan: L20cm x W20,5cm x H6,5cm

WEIGHT 100gr

Sorghum and paper

This object keeps in memory the hand of the craftsman who designed it with patience. It will accompany your daily life, bringing its delicate and refined beauty, while contributing to the preservation of unique craftsmanship.

ADVICE FOR USE Clean with a soft cloth. The broom must be hung upside down to prevent the stems from twisting.

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