[Mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush)]
Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 stencil brush : bamboo ; 5.5 x 0.375 in.
Mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush) with bamboo handle (5.1875 in.) and short bristles (0.3125 x 0.375 in.). Handle is split to incorporate band of bristles. Bristles are all same length. Japanese characters are printed on handle in blue ink.
Mrs. Shizu Kaigo used the mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush, or literally "mon brush") to dust off stencil when making kamon or mon (Japanese family crest) for the Japanese community in Hawaii.
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