Kawajiri Fude is one of four major brands of traditional calligraphy brushes in Japan. Typically, several crafts people took part in the making of a fude (calligraphy brush). On the other hand, since the Edo Period, fude artisans in Kawajiri have involved themselves in an entire fude-making process, and this is why Kawajiri Fude has been known for its excellent quality and perfection. Among many brush-makers in Kawajiri, Hata Bunshindou makes brushes in accordance to the strict orders from famous calligraphers all over Japan and is considered one of Japan’s best fude producers. They have received many awards, including an honourable recognition from the royal family of Japan. What makes them stand out is the raw material which is extremely rare and of highest quality, as well as sophisticated skills inherited from fathers to sons over several generations that breathe life into each fude. More than seventy steps are involved in the creation of a fude. It takes more than ten years to master all of them and only a chosen few will be recognized as a first-rate artisanal product. The craftspersonship of Hata Bunshindou has been strictly passed on within the family to Yoshiyuki Hata who is the third-generation master, the representative of Hata Bunshindou and an authorized Japanese traditional craftsperson, and Koso Hata, his son and the fourth master, who never stop perfecting it. Bunshindou’s fude has been admired by various calligraphers both inside and outside of Japan. A French artist who has long established himself in the art society in Paris gives lavish praise, saying that the sensation of life being breathed into lines through every stroke gives him a joy he has never experienced before. This fude is for those who know genuine quality.