The Excellent Calligraphy Work Announcement in January


The excellent "shodo" (calligraphy) work announcement in January at the "shodo" contest in
"Shukan NY Seikatsu" (Newspaper in NYC) which we sponsor.
We will present our Kumanofude (calligraphy brush made in Kumano, Japan) to the winners for
the Year 2024 as an extra prize.


We Celebrate Our 155th Anniversary of Brush-making!


Mr. Yasubei Shiromoto (great-great-grandfather of the current President) became a brush craftsman in 1869 (Meiji 2) and started fude-making in Kumano Town.

Mr. Shodai Joichi Shiromoto received the license from Hiroshima Prefecture as "Fude Yui (making and selling brushes)" first in Kumano Town in January 1881 (Meiji 14), and we, as a company named “Shiromoto Shouten,” started brush manufacturing and selling, officially. Therefore, January 1881 is the official foundation year of our company, and this year is 143rd anniversary!

We also celebrate our 155th anniversary of brush-making, and we appreciate your long-time patronage to our company and our brushes!


SHODO CONTEST in 2023


We selected the Best Shodo Performance Awards for the Year of 2023 at Shukan New York Seikatsu where we have sponsored the shodo contest.
The Highest Award goes to Ms. Yuna Sumiyoshi (9th Grade), the Prize for the Excellent Work goes to Ms. Erina Takata (2nd Grade) and Ms. Shio Chiba (9th Grade), and Hiroshima Artist Brush Special Prize goes to Ms. Noa Davis. We present our Kumanofude (calligraphy brush made in Kumano, Japan) to the above four winners as an extra prize.
The shodo contest for the Year of 2024 has just started. Please join the contest.



Season’s Greetings


We will take the Holiday season's vacation from December 29, 2023 (Fri) to January 4, 2024 (Thu).

In the case if we would receive an order from our website on and before December 24, 2023
(Sun), we would ship the merchant before the end of the year.
In the case if we would receive an order from our website on and after December 25, 2023, we would start shipping after January 5, 2024 (Fri).
(If you have a special request, such as engraving the name on handle, please let us know in advance for the timing of delivery.)

Before and during the Holiday season's vacation, it is difficult for us to deliver your merchandise
on the specific date & time even if you would request the designated delivery date & time.
Please accept it in advance.

Inquiries during the vacation by a telephone and/or e-mail and/or our website, we cannot respond during the vacation. We will respond after January 5, 2024 (Fri).
Please accept it in advance.


The Excellent Calligraphy Work Announcement in December


The excellent "shodo" (calligraphy) work announcement in December at the "shodo" contest in
"Shukan NY Seikatsu" (Newspaper in NYC) which we sponsor.
We will present our Kumanofude (calligraphy brush made in Kumano, Japan) to the winners for
the Year 2023 as an extra prize.