Also called ebake or hira bake. These brushes are ideal for applying sizing, dampening paper, or painting large areas with sumi ink or watercolors.
Professional brushes are all around top quality brushes from Japan. They reflect the elegant combination of superb Japanese craftsmanship and function.
Economy brushes are made in China. The quality of these brushes is good, and they will serve you well, but they do not reach the high standards of the professionally made brushes from Japan.