This scrub brush from Japan is highly effective. They're made out of natural materials and last much longer than plastic scrubbers. They just do not break apart. The scrubber on the right is a Tawashi Brush — it's a natural brush made from palm fibers which are tightly bound with thick wire. Great for scrubbing pots, or for scrubbing root vegetables without bruising the skins.
Because the Kamenoko Tawashi is hard, durable and waterproof, it is suitable for washing kitchen equipment, bathtubs, shoes and so on. It should not be used for delicate items.
The Kamenoko Tawashi is a registered trademark of Kamenoko tawashi nishio shoten co.,ltd. (株式会社 亀の子束子西尾商店 Kabushikigaisya Kamenoko tawashi nishio shōten) in Japan.