Conservators use a wide variety of Japanese brushes and tools in their work.  Historically, most of these tools were used to prepare scrolls.  Conservators from Asia introduced them to Western studios, and Western conservators happily found ways to use them in their work with both Eastern and Western objects.

We store most of our shared Japanese brushes and tools on a pegboard above the washing sink.  Can you match names in the list with the lettered items on the wall?  (Please note, we skipped the letter “J” to avoid confusion with “I”).

1. Hake

2. Koshi

3. Nadebake

4. Scroll-Mounting Smoothing Brush

5. Noribake

6. Squeegee

7. Mizubake

8. Tsukemawashi

9. Nazebake

10. Noribon

I’ll blog the answers next  Monday and explain the uses of some of the tools.

Answer to last month’s quiz

The artist used an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 ink jet printer which uses a pigment ink.