Sanbafude ( Sanba deer, ) 山馬筆) -

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Sanbafude ( Sanba deer,  ) 山馬筆), Traditional Japanese brush by Chiyomi Tanaka

Sanbafude ( Sanba deer, ) 山馬筆) -


Product information

This brush is handmade by Chiyomi Tanaka, a brush craftsman living in Nara, Japan. She handcrafts her brushes from natural materials.

This brush is made from the hair of a special deer found in Southeast Asia. This brush is made from a precious raw material that is difficult to obtain. There are fake brushes on the market, but this is the real thing. The quality of the hair is that of deer hair and it is very bristly. It can be used not only for writing but also for painting.

This brush is the only one in stock.

Name Meaning

San ( 山, Mountain )

Ba ( 馬, Deer )

Fude ( 筆 brush )   


  • Overall Length: 330 mm
  • Brush Length: 63.5 mm
  • Thickness: 11 mm
  • Brush materials: Vietnamese Sanba deer


  • Each of these Chiyomi Tanaka's brushes is handmade. Therefore, quality, size and weight are not consistent. Also, it takes time to inspect the product, so it takes a little over a week to ship.
  • This brush is made of natural animal hair. There may be restrictions regarding the importation of brushes made of such natural animal hair in your country. Please make sure you (the importer) check the import regulations in your country before placing your order. Please understand that we are not responsible for any problems that may occur regarding import regulations in the importing country before placing your order.

Chiyomi Tanaka carves the brush handle, attaches the bristles, and trims the brush to create a brush that is uniquely her own.

Her brush making is known worldwide.

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making ( The New York Times ) 

We, Ichi inc, Japan have special permission from Ms. Tanaka to operate as the only international distributor of her brushes.

Chiyomi Tanaka's workshop
Chiyomi Tanaka's workshop

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