Japanese "Turtle" vegetable brushes are known in Japan as tawashi. Each is a completely natural scrub brush made from palm fibers, then is tightly bound with thick wire. It is the perfect utensil for scrubbing root vegetables and other items without bruising the skins. Also excellent for washing pots and pans, especially ones made from cast-iron, earthenware and stainless steel. Tawashi brushes also are fantastic for getting the crevasses of suribachi bowls and sushi mats clean. They are inexpensive and will outlast regular synthetic brushes. They're even great for scrubbing clean wooden cutting boards, utensils or even bathtubs.
Tawashi Made with 100% Palm Fibers, with a metal hanging loop for easy drying and storage.
The kitchen has always been the "heart" of a Japanese home and remains the most important room of all. Like the "tools" of a carpenter, so are the cooking utensils of a chef. With the right "tool" one can cook more specialized and efficiently. Therefore it is essential to be equipped with the best kitchen tools possible. I cannot emphasize enough how "quality" cookware and utensils will significantly improve the flavor and taste of food, as well as make for more nourishing and satisfying meals. Aluminum, plastic, TeflonŽ or other synthetic materials should be avoided, as they can produce an unpleasant taste. Natural mediums, such as porcelain, bamboo, ceramic, wood, earthenware & cast-iron should be the most sought-after utensils for your kitchen, as they do not interact negatively with the food. If truly "natural" cooking is your goal, then these cookware materials are a must. All are unique, sourced custom cookware items that meet the highest standards.