In this day of mass production and automation, when a company perseveres in tradition and quality, it truly is a breath of fresh air.
Founded in 1718 during Japan’s Edo Period, Edo-Ya started as a hand made paint brush manufacturer in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Almost 300 years later, Edo-Ya continues to methodically produce 100% hand made brushes to a civilization dependent on efficiency and mass production.
There are no machines in their workshop, only weathered hands with years of experience. Each brush is hand planted and hand cut with precision, calculating the length and amount of bristles, the same way it was done decades ago. It is this attention to detail and quality that maintains value, even when cheap alternatives are abundant.
We are honored to be one of a very select few retailers around the world to be fortunate enough for Edo-Ya to produce brushes for. Our “Kawa Dama” or “Leather Soul” line of shoe brushes are currently available in Horse, Pig, and Sheep.
Horse: A great overall brush. Perfect for shell cordovan!
Pig: Slightly stiffer than horse.
Sheep: Extremely delicate, perfect for John Lobb museum/misty calf, exotics, etc.
Purchase online here: Leather Soul Downtown Online Shop