Shirokiya Denbei is an "Edo broom" store located in Chuo ward, Tokyo. It is a business selling handmade brooms, with a very long heritage dating back to 1830.
The brooms are made with a bamboo handle and bristles of "broom corn", a special type of sorghum, that gives the final broom a light weight and flexibility. The design results in easy handling suitable for daily use. You can clean an entire house using this type of broom, from the tatami mat and hard flooring, all the way to carpet floors.
In addition to room brooms, there are various sizes and shapes of brooms suitable for various purposes such as cleaning clothes or a desktop. The dust pans are made with washi (Japanese paper) coated with persimmon tanning dye for stronger durability and water resistance. I recommend that you pick up one as a companion to go with a broom.
〒104-0031 1F Hakuden Building, Kyobashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
0120-375-389 (toll free)
Edo hand broom Top: 8000 yen (tax excluded) Edo hand broom Special: 10,000 yen (tax excluded) Edo hand broom Superb: 14,000 yen (tax excluded) Lazy broom with long handle: 3,500 yen (tax excluded)
FromToei Asakusa line, Takara-cho station
From A3 exit: about a 1-minute walk
FromTokyo Metro Ginza line, Kyobashi station
From No. 2 exit about a 3-minute walk