Ryushido – High-end Handmade Kyoto Brushes
Tucked away in the calligraphy center of Kyoto, Teramachi Marutamachi, the calligraphy brush and tool specialist Ryushido has been serving calligraphy newcomers and experts alike since 1781.
Offering everything from every day to expert tools, Ryushido is at the top of its class when it comes to the share range on offer. In addition to brushes, Ryushido also has a vast array of calligraphy paper, postcards, ink and inkstones. However, with over 400 different brushes in stock, its needless to say that their signature item is, their brushes.
In line with this, Ryushido is especially well known for its massive range of Kyoto made brushes. What makes this particularly impressive is the fact that despite the number of brush makers declining year after year, the over 230-year-old Ryushido is able to maintain a stock of local Kyoto made brushes thanks to their relationships with craftsmen and makers.
— “Although craftsmen made brushes may be expensive, their value becomes clear the moment you use them. Not only are they satisfying to use, but they are sure to give you a lot of use.” — Ninth generation owner Ogawa
The moment you see a brush, you can tell by the beauty in the uniformity and angle of its tip whether its made in Kyoto or not.
Brushes vary greatly depending on the length, thickness and hair used in the bristles. With over 400 different brushes, you’re sure to find your perfect brush at Ryushido.
Whether you’re looking to get deeper into calligraphy or start it has a hobby, Ryushido is definitely a store to check out.