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Japanese garden brooms

Posted by yamamba (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 2, 07 at 17:42


I'm a new member and I really miss those wonderful garden brooms that they have in Japan. Does anyone out there know how to make them?


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RE: Japanese garden brooms

I'm also interested in making a broom to sweep moss and for general clean up in tight spots or around delicate plants. I saw one being used in a Japanese garden segment on TV. Can these be purchased? If not, what are they made of? I may experiment with bamboo trimmings if nothing else materializes.

Peace, alladrm

RE: Japanese garden brooms

  • Posted by yama 7b Ga (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 14, 07 at 21:45

short broom
black bamboo, moso bamboo yeloow grove bamboo makes good broom. moso is little bit stiffthan others. You have to have 4 to 5 years old bamboo branch. If bamboo is too young, it won't work well.

long handle bamboo broom
Itis same as short broom. you have to have 4 to 5 years old bamboo's branchs and about 4 feet long about 1 1/2 diameter bamboo.

sorry I can't explain how to make it in text only. I make for my self own use but not making for sale.
I have tought how to make bamboo broom at my Japanese garden class years ago. small broom you can find brush for masonary use or auto parts store for general cleanup.

RE: Japanese garden brooms

Go to

Look under "gardening"

These brooms sell for $22.


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