Thursday, 19 March 2009
Harimi - Paper Dustpan
Harimi (or Chiritori) meaning "dustpans" in Japanese, has been one of the essential tools for Japanese homes for a long time. This paper made Harimi from Shirakiya Denbei is coated with persimmon tannin which works as repellent as well as preventing static . It is very light, but is rimmed with bamboo so it has enough strength too.
Shirakiya Denbei also makes great bamboo brooms which they have been doing since 1830 in the Edo period. I got a little one to match the "harimi" but will try to get the big one (like this one) in the near future.
Shirakiya Denbei official website (Japanese only)
You can buy "Harimi" (paper dustpan) from srou web shop.
Large size also available.