4-2. Type of Japanese Calligraphy Brushes2, Size
Partial name of brush
命毛(inoti-ge)Tip of hair.This is the most important part.命 is life.
軸際(jikukiwa)end of pen holder
かけひも(kakehimo)rope for hanging
Sorted by length of hair brush
Extra long brush:More than 8 times of diameter of pen top.Suitable for advanced calligraper because of difficulty in handling.It can creat a varaety of lines.It can creat a varaety of lines.
Long brush:From 5.5 to 8 times of diameter of pen top.
Medium brush:From 4.5 to 5.5 times of diameter of pen top.
Short brush :From3.5 to 4.5 times of diameter of pen top.
Extra short brush: Less than 3.5 times of diameter of pen top
Sorted by diameter of pen top
Special-Any longer size than the below-mentioned
No.3-12.7mm-most suitable for four letters on hanshi(standard-size calligraphy paper)
No.4-10.9mm-most suitable for six letters on hanshi(standard-size calligraphy paper)
No.7-7.8mm-for Kana,a slender writing
No.8-7.3mm-for Kana,a slender writing
No.9-6.7mm-for Kana,a slender writing
Sorted by process of production
|Water-brush:Top of hair is harden by starch paste|
|Unharden-brush:Top of hair is free from hardening|