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[Mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush)]

[Mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush)]
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brush
L: 5.5 in, Circum: 0.375 in
bamboo

, unknown

(2004.1.166)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

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.

History
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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