Today, I want to write about a question I often receive.
‘Where should I go to buy Japanese brushes in Tokyo?’
Kumano brushes are made in Kumano, Hiroshima. You can buy at their factories or at Hiroshima Station. But Hiroshima is far from Tokyo, and maybe you don’t have time to visit Hiroshima.
I have to tell you that Japanese brush shops are not everywhere, like ‘ Matsumoto Kiyoshi’
Maybe an exception is Hakuhodo.
And that may be why the name of Hakuhodo represents Japanese brushes.
Hakuhodo can be bought at many places in Tokyo.
2 Tokyu shops in Shibuya ( will be 1 from next March, as one located next to Hachi will be closed)
Mitsukoshi in Ginza
Takashimaya in Nihonbashi
Tobu in Ikeburo
Flagship shop in Aoyama (please see pictures below)
I was chatting with a Chinese buyer the other day at Hakuhodo.
I asked where he was buying hakuhodo. His answer was one of the two at Shibuya.
He said, ‘Mitsukoshi charges a fee when he gets a tax back, Tokyu doesn’t.’
By the way, the tax rate is now 10% after October 1, and the
I just called Aoyama today and found out that
Among Shibuya shops, one at Hikarie has more product lines so it is easier to buy at Hikarie.
It is irrelevant here, but for your information, Hakuhodo only sells at their own shops, and never uses a retailer. Therefore, I buy them at department stores at retail prices. That is why I add a fee to the price.
I feel sorry to my clients that I cannot sell at tax and
Thank you for reading!
I will write about other brands tomorrow,