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.
For some seventy years, TAKADA's artisans have been handcrafting TAWASHI with uniform texture one at a time, using only the finest, carefully-selected materials.
In the past, the local industry using the domestic windmill palm is almost discontinued. However, 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. The domestic bark of the windmill palm trees is delivered to the TAKADA's workshop soon after it is gathered, so the products are delivered fresh to the customers.
Fresh bark of the KISHU SHURO has fine luster and uniform fibers. We use these finest materials for selected products such as body brushes.
Despite appearances, our 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. But, don't take our word for it — pick one up and experience for yourself the quality that lends the everyday something a bit extraordinary.
All TAKADA products comply with the following European Community Regulation:
(EC) No 1935/2004 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.