Kojin Broom - White

Brand: Yonezawa Hoki Kobo
6,500 yen ($40.68 USD)

Kojin Broom - White / L 34cm

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.

Yonezawa Hoki Kobo
Katsuyoshi Yonezawa, his wife Junko, and son Motonao, are the third generation to produce artisanal brooms at Yonezawa Hoki Kobo, their family workshop. The Yonezawa family make each broom using traditional methods, from cultivating broomcorn, drying the crops, to finally crafting each broom by hand. The art of broom making in Japan is losing many of its practitioners to age, and it is getting increasingly difficult to find brooms crafted with such meticulous care and quality materials.


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