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Shuro Houki

March 22, 2018

Shuro Houki, a hemp-palm broom, is a Japanese broom whose head is made from the bark of a hemp-palm tree. This traditional Japanese broom is said to have a long history dating back several hundred years. Shuro Houki is more long-lasting than other types of Japanese brooms, and even among Shuro Houki, “Hon-onike Houki” especially provides the longest useful life and has gained a reputation for its strength and durability. In the past, craftsmen in Kyoto Prefecture and various areas in western Japan made Shuro Houki, which was unique to each region or craftsmen.

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