Even in villages where broom making has been more popular than before the Meiji era, the number of craftsmen has decreased due to the spread of vacuum cleaners. However, older makers in their 80s and 90s are still making brooms. Currently, it is made using both imported broom grass and local broom grass
Founded in 1945, Matsunoya is a dealer of various daily items (aramono) made from natural materials. Aramono include brooms, dustpans, and sieves - the simple daily tools found in most traditional homes.