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

[Mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush)]
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L: 5.375 in, W: 0.125 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 stencil brush : bamboo ; 5.1875 x 0.25 in.

Mon-no-burashi (mon stenciling brush) with bamboo handle (5.1875 in.) and short bristles (0.1875 x 0.25 in.). Handle is split to incorporate band of bristles. Bristles are all same length.

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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