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Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Home of the calligraphy (and more recently the make up) brush, the small town of Kumano produces the bulk of Japan’s high quality brushes. The Fude Matsuri is a festival held every year on the autumnal equinox, a national holiday in Japan, to give thanks to the product that has put the town on the map.

Kumano is 45 minutes by bus from Hiroshima JR Station (platform 13) and 35 minutes from Kure JR Station (platform 2)

September 2019

Kumano Fude Matsuri

September 23, 2019
Kumano Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken Japan
kumano fude matsuri brush festival

It's all about the calligraphy (and, more recently, make up) brushes at this festival which celebrates Kumano's claim to fame. One of our favorite days out in autumn. Read about the Fude Matsuri here. Read about Kumano Fude Matsuri in the JapanTimes here. See photos from the Fude Matsuri here. See videos from the Fude Matsuri here The official Fude Matsuri site is here (Japanese only, but some nice photos). If you are interested in brush manufacture and calligraphy you might…

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