The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
45 Sendai Ofude (Sendai writing brushes)
It is believed to have been created by Masamune in 1614, for the purpose of promoting both the studies and industry of the domain, under the guidance of craftsmen of brushes invited from Osaka. The brush making prospered thereafter, and the reputation of carefully crafted Sendai writing brushes spread through Edo, Osaka and Kyoto. The representative brush the “Hagi Fude (writing brush with bush clover stem) made of the locally grown Miyaginohagi (Lespedeza thunbergii), many variations gained popularity, including “Goshiki Fude”, a set of five brushes with stems made with different woods (bush clover, pine, Japanese pampas grass, reed and knotweed), which was created in the Meiji era.
Stories : 3 Spreading of Culture After Masamune Designated : 2 Miyagi Prefecture Traditional Craftworks Categories : 6 Tradition of Craftsmanship since the Edo Period Regions : 1 Sendai City
Name : 45 Sendai Ofude (Sendai writing brushes) Location : 112 Sanbyakunin-machi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai City
- Location/Ownership/Traditional place
- Sendai City