萬谷 歓峰 kanpo mantani
I was born in a hikkan-shi(calligraphy brush handle maker)family, and since I was young, I have made various things by using spinning lathe.
I have been refining skills, mainly with making brush tubes using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, ivory, water buffalo horn and coral.
From the desire to make original things, I established “MONJYU-BO”.
Since then, I have been making brushes for use at rituals of shrines and temples that represent Nara pref. and making original works using natural materials.
Based on the technique of making a writing tube, I am handling a wide range of wood bamboo craft items such as Yatate(portable brush and ink case), Suzuribako(ink stone case), and Kogou(incense container) and so on.
The only one in the world. Please feel free to hold it to see the details.