The brooms are handmade by craftsmen in Wakayama prefecture, who bound shuro (palm) tightly with copper wire. The shuro is a tree in the palm family. They are used to make ropes and brushes.
Shuro brooms have been used in Japan since the Edo period. They are recommended particularly for wooden floors and tatami mats as the fibres contain natural oils that are beneficial to those surfaces.
Beautiful and functional
I got it as a gift for someone who appreciates fine handiwork and beauty. It’s perfect.
Broom or art piece?
I love the tradition, craft, utility and beauty of the sharu broom and its much smaller table top cousin. Excellent on our hardwood floors but also good on tile. These are the only brooms we have that don't live in our broom or utility closets.
I was looking all over the internet for one of these and got really lucky finding this shop. This broom is really high quality, and you can really see the attention to detail and the fine craftsmanship with how it was made. Functions really well, and I think this will last me many years. Not just a functional piece, but decorative as well. I’m excited to purchase another one of these for a good friend soon! I think she will love it. Thank you so much!!
My broom gives me joy as a beautifully crafted historical household tool and it is so nice on hardwood floors!