Tawashi


Tawashi

The nihongo|tawashi|たわし or 束子|extra="lit.," a bundle is a Japanese traditional scrubbing brush to wash off the dirt. The typical tawashi is Kamenoko Tawashi.

Kamenoko Tawashi

The nihongo|Kamenoko Tawashi|亀の子たわし or 亀の子束子|extra="lit.," the tawashi like a larva of a turtle is a kind of tawashi made of fiber of a hemp palm. Because the Kamenoko Tawashi is hard, durable and waterproof, it is suitable for wash food equipments, bathtubs, cloth shoes and so on. It should not to use for tender goods.

The Kamenoko Tawashi is a registered trademark of nihongo|Kamenoko tawashi nishio shoten co.,ltd.|株式会社 亀の子束子西尾商店|Kabushikigaisya Kamenoko tawashi nishio shōten in Japan.

Other tawashis

A tawashi is made of various materials besides fiber of a hemp palm, and sponges used for rubbing and washing are also called tawashi in Japan.; metallic tawashi: A nihongo|metalic tawashi|金属たわし|kinzoku tawashi is a tawashi made of any metals (steel, stainless steel, brass and so on). Sometimes it is used for removing scorching and rust.; acryl tawashi: An nihongo|acryl tawashi|アクリルたわし|akuriru tawashi is a tawashi made of acryl.; sponge tawashi: A polyurethane sponge is sometimes called nihongo|sponge tawashi|スポンジたわし|suponji tawashi.; nylon tawashi: A nylon sponge is sometimes called nihongo|nylon tawashi|ナイロンたわし|nairon tawashi. it is suitable for washing tough stains, but it should not to use for tender goods.; luffa tawashi: A luffa sponge is called nihongo|luffa tawashi|ヘチマたわし|hechima tawashi. It is used for body scrub.

See also

* Sponge (tool)

External links

* [http://www.kamenoko-tawashi.co.jp/arekore/hiwa/hiwa.html the history of Kamenoko Tawashi] (Japanese) - Kamenoko tawashi nishio shoten co.,ltd.


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