Today, I want to talk about shops other than Hakuhodo.
Hakuhodo has been leading the brush industry with its aggressive marketing. They are different internationally and domestically.
A big difference is that Hakuhodo owns sales forces which others don’t. Most big department stores have Hakuhodo shops.
Tokyu Shibuya and Hikarie
Interestingly, Isetan has no Hakuhodo shop but Mitsukoshi and Isetan belong to the same group so Isetan has Hakuhodo events from time to time.
How about other brands?
Most of them don’t use own people except for Takeda.
Takeda has a shop in Shinjuku Takashimaya where you can buy Takeda and get tax free.
For other brands, maybe the easiest is to buy at Tau Ginza. Many prefectures have shops in Tokyo, which sell special goods to own regions. Tau is a Hiroshima shop so you can buy Kumano
They have :
Please be noted that it is a select shop so not all products are displayed and can be bought. A shop manager selects brushes and sets on her own.
If you want to buy products not being sold in Tokyo, please let me know. I
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