Yesterday I wrote about popular kumano brushes.
There are many from Hakuhodo, so I am writing them separately here.
FYI, to be declared as a Kumano brush, a brush company needs to be a member of the Brush Union. Hakuhodo is not its member.
Technically, Hakuhodo is not a kumano brush, though it is located in Kumano.
Hakuhodo makes many limited sets : 2 or 3 sets per shop a month.https://en.hakuho-do.co.jp/user_data/stores_index.php
They have a shop in LA and Singapore too.
In Japan, sales people at each store create a set on their own.
Usually, the brush heads from the current products with a handle color.
What is good about a set is that a pouch or case comes free.
(Hakuhodo pouches around 1500 yen)
Hakuhodo people don’t work on a commision so they are not so aggressive. You usually see a mildly-speaking employee there.
Their English is good enough to explain what a brush is like. And you can try as many brushes as you like at shop.
Here are brushes that have been sold :
Hakuhodo are sold at department stores and all of them are closed.
They will open again once the ‘stayhome’ is released.
It looks like local cities will be back to normal earlier than Tokyo.
I will keep you updated.
Thank you for reading,