Isshindo 01
Isshindo 02

Isshindo

一心堂

Isshindo

一心堂

Nara brushes are famous in calligraphy circles, with a history of around 1,200 years. They use a combination of hairs from animals such as horses, sheep, rabbit, squirrel and deer, to achieve the correct blend of hardness and softness for the brush tip. The meticulous method for making Nara brushes involves soaking each single hair in water, then hand assembling the brush, strand by strand. Issin is one of Nara’s best known calligraphy shops, selling brushes, ink stones and papers from its Edo-era shop front. You can also find small accessories such as water droppers, brush stands and paper sets, which make nice souvenirs.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

3-9 Kamisanjocho, Nara

奈良市上三条町3-9

Access

From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 5 minutes on foot from the station.

Name/address in local language

  • 一心堂 Isshindo
  • address 奈良市上三条町3-9 3-9 Kamisanjocho, Nara
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Weekdays: 9:30 - 19:30
Weekends, public holidays: 10:00 - 18:00

Closed on

Open all year round

Payment

Amex / Master / Visa / Diners / JCB

Available Foreign Languages

Some English spoken

Contact Details
Tel

0742-27-3261

Fax

0742-27-3262

Website

http://www.issindo-nara.jp/

  • Post this page on Facebook
  • Tweet this page
  • Post this page on Google+
  • Send this page via email

results

Filter
  • Opening day
  • Budget
  • [[::o.name]]
  • [[::o.name]]