Kyoto Kobai-en

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    Kyoto Kobai-en

    Select the best calligraphy brush for yourself

    Kyoto Kobai-en, founded in 1714, is the Kyoto branch of an incredibly old Japanese calligraphy ink store in Nara (a prefecture south of Kyoto).  Here you can find a variety of Japanese calligraphy items from ink bars, brushes and ink stones to paper.  Few shops even in Kyoto can offer this wide range of calligraphy brushes each of which was made with careful handworks by craftsmen.  Calligraphy practitioners visit this store from all around Japan for the best calligraphy brushes available.  How you feel when holding the brush and the writing result depends on the kind of hair used for the brush (how hard, how thick, etc.).  Just tell their staff what kind of brush you are looking for and they will select the one that is best for you.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,January issue,2012


    Name Kyoto Kobai-en
    Address 716-1 Yohojimae-cho, Teramachi-dori Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-231-1531
    Hours 9:00-17:30
    Closed Sun. & national holidays
    Recommended Opening hours seasonally changed; Please enquire.