TAWASHI with Beech Handle for Skillet
The soft natural fibers of the windmill palm ensure that our brushes have the perfect combination of pliancy and firmness for removing grease and food particles, even from your best glasses and dishware, without scratching. They're also ideal for cleaning fruits and vegetables, gently lifting away dirt without damaging the skin, so you never have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor in the name of cleanliness.
The bark of the windmill palm tree, or SHURO, has been one of familiar materials to the people of Japan since old times, and its flexible and soft texture has been utilized for brooms and scrub brushes, called "TAWASHI" in Japanese.
TAKADA restored traditional Japanese scrub brushes which are made of the bark of the windmill palm tree growing naturally in the KISHU area (Wakayama Prefecture) of Japan.
There are only a few craftsmen who can collect the bark of the tree; therefore, materials gathered in KISHU are extremely valuable. No post-harvest chemicals such as pesticides and disinfectants are used for the bark of the windmill palm tree of KISHU. It is an organic farming method.
Trusted by professional chefs and home cooks alike for helping preserve the integrity of ingredients, TAKADA kitchen brushes' high quality and versatility make them an essential tool for any kitchen.
Tawashi are traditional brushes made from the fibers of the windmill palm. For centuries such brushes have been used in Japan for cleaning pots and dishes. For some seventy years, Takada's artisans have been handcrafting tawashi one at a time, using only the finest, carefully-selected materials harvested from trees cultivated in Wakayama Prefecture, in southwestern Japan. Despite appearances, their brushes are in fact astonishingly soft, making them as suitable for bathing as they are for scrubbing fruits and vegetables, imparting a gentle, pleasing and invigorating sensation to your skin.
SHURO (Trachycarpus fortune or windmill palm) bark fiber, stainless steel, beech. Measures
w 3.1 x d 6.7 x h 2.2 ". Handmade in Japan.