Make an Authentic Calligraphy Brush with a Traditional Craftswoman (1 Hour Plan)

From JPY ¥4,100.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Aki, Hiroshima
  • Product code: EN-HSM-4009-40091


Experience making a Kumano calligraphy brush with a traditional craftsman. At the end, your name will be carved on the brush and you can take it home as your own original souvenir. 


  • Make a Kumano brush which is used as a high quality product around the world.
  • Listen to a lecture from a traditional craftswoman. 
  • Appreciate masterpieces of famous artists, such as Munakata Shiko, drawn using Kumano brush.


Arrival→Watch the demonstration of a traditional craftsman→Brush making experience→Receive an original brush→Look at the work of calligraphers→End


Experience making a calligraphy brush from Kumamo, a world brand. Kumano's make-up brushes are used in Hollywood and in fashion shows on a global scale. They loved all over the world. Their calligraphy brushes are also loved by many calligraphers, such as the world famous artist Shiko Munakata. In the world's "city of brushes", experience making a calligraphy brush while being directly taught by a craftswoman, of which there are only four in Kumano city.

In this plan, you will witness the skilled techniques that are used to make these special brushes. Your name will be carved on the brush so it will turn into your own original Kumano brush souvenir. In this plan, it is also possible to take a look at the work of calligraphers, such as the world famous artist Shiko Munakata. Enjoy using a Kumano brush and learning about Japanese culture.  There is also a shop, so please feel free to buy calligraphy or make-up brushes as a souvenir.

【Things to note】

  • Duration:60 min.
  • Meeting point:HOUKODOU [MAP]
    10-6-23, Dekiniwa, Kumano-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken
  • Access:
    1.Take the Kure line from JR Hiroshima station and get off at JR Yano station(around 10 min.)
    2.Take the Hiroshima Electric Railway bus to Kumano cho from Yano station-mae and get off at the Hiroshima Electric Railway Kumano Eigyosho bus stop. (around 15. min)
    3.After getting of of the bus, it's a 1-minute walk.

    From JR Yano station  7 min.
    From JR Hiroshima station  40 min.

    From Hiroshima city via the Hiroshima Kumano road  30 min.
    From Kure city 30 min.
    From Higashi Hiroshima city   30 min.
    From the Shiwa Interchange of the Sanyo Express way 35 min.
    Parking space:3 large buses, 10 passenger cars
  • Language support:Japanese, English (optional)    
  • Included:Calligraphy brush、experience fee
  • Participation requirements:Not specified. Even kindergarteners can enjoy this experience.
  • Toilet :Yes
  • Other things to note:
    You can have your name curved on the handle of the calligraphy brush (free of charge)
    ※ When you make a reservation, please fill in the name of the participant at Special requirements. (in Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana, or English)
    ※ About 20 characters can be curved on the handle.
    You can bring the brush you have made back home


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

【Cancellation policy】

7 to 4 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
3 to On the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.