Jico Stylus Wasanbon vinyl record cleaning brushes

On the eastern part of Shikoku island is produced a type of granulated brown sugar known for its melt-in-the-mouth characteristic. The unique practice of triple-refining the sugar during the manufacturing process results in a high grade sugar, known as “wasanbon” in Japan where the process was devised. In Japanese, the meaning of the verb migaku can be read as “to refine, to polish, or to brush”. Hence the reference to the triple-refined sugar, which is contains the essence of a high quality, Japanese-made product. This new form breaks from the preconceived notion of a record cleaner as utilitarian tool and pursues interior design aesthetics in favor of pure functionality. The brushes suggest that record care should be a labor of love, and not some drudgery required to appreciate your music. The three separate brushes correspond to the needs of individual records depending on the frequency to which they are listened. This provides a more effective approach to enjoy polishing your LPs.

“As a manufacturer of brushes, we have mainly produced brushes for calligraphy, painting, and makeup. However, we realized there’s no reason to restrict ourselves to these categories. We’re very excited for this project because it’s a field that we haven’t been involved with before.

A seldom used bristle was matched to the purpose-made “Sakiware” brush. It utilizes synthetic hog hair, which was developed for use in paintbrushes but proved unsuitable for painting as because the tips are too finely separated. Conversely, for the very same reason the bristles are optimal for reaching deep into the record grove to remove fine particles of dust and debris.” - Mr.Ikegami (Kashoen Co.)

1. Straight Brush (Pink)
Wipe debris from the record by applying the brush in concentric circles from the inner grooves outward. Removes the outer layer of larger particles from the record surface. 
2. Spread-Tipped Brush (Orange)
Following the groove of the record, use the brush to draw concentric circles from the inner groves outward. Removes smaller particles from deeper in the record groove. 
3. Anti-Static Brush (Light Green)
Gently apply the brush to the record, drawing concentric circles. Electrostatic discharge will prevent dust and debris from clinging to the record.