Kojin Broom - White

Brand: Yonezawa Hoki Kobo
5,000 yen ($46.57 USD)

In the farm houses of the olden days, tablets or even small statues were placed above the hearth in worship of Kojin, the Japanese God of Fire and agriculture. The "Kojin broom" was used exclusively to clean this sacred hearth. With no hearth to be found in modern houses, a Kojin broom is used primarily as a hand broom, convenient for cleaning spills and around tables, window frames and tight corners.

Katsuyoshi Yonezawa, his wife Junko, and son Motonao, are the third generation to produce artisinal brooms at Yonezawa Houki Koubo, their family workshop. The Yonezawa family craft each broom using traditional methods, from cultivating broomcorn, drying the crops, to finally crafting the brooms themselves.


  • Dimensions: L 34cm x W 14cm
  • Weight: 109g
  • Material: Broom Corn
  • Product No: S-80-5-3
  • Made in Japan