I received a question regarding whether Bisyodo belongs to Kumano brushes.
The answer was that Bisyodo is not a Kumano brush member.
Bisyodo is located in Osaka, and not a member of Kumano Fude Union.
Bisyodo has been providing hair to brush makers, and they have a good quality, but not a Kumano Brush.
And I thought it good to write brush towns other than Kumano.
Kumano brushes account for 80% of production in Japan. So others are small.
But others have a history as well. I came up with two names.
One is Toyohashi, near Nagoya, and the the other is Kawajiri, Hiroshima.
Kawajiri is a small town next to Kumano, and you may know that Koyomo is one of the Kawajiri brushes.
Most of Kawajiri brushes seem to focus on calligraphy brush.
But, I found one making makeup brushes – Bunshindo.
Bunshindo has these makeup brushes made from Kolinsky.
I will check more on Bunshindo if you are interested. It may be interesting to know more about small players.
I will search more on Toyohashi brushes next time.
I was requested if I can take a video of brush making.
I am far from Hiroshima now and this is a youtube on brush making. He is making a calligraphy brushes, and there are more than 100 processes.
Updates on Japan are:
‘Stay Home’ is still placed in Japan, but it seems local cities with few corono virus patients will be back to normal life gradually.
EMS is not working between Japan and USA, Russia, Austraria and most of EU nations.
If it is a limited brush or product, please let me know.
I will buy and hold it till mails begin to work.
Thank you for reading!