I went to Shinjuku and bought one soap of Takeda. Takeda has a shop at department store as Hakuhodo has.
Hakuhodo is a brand which invests most on retail shops.
There are many makeup brush companies in a small town in Hiroshima, so the competition must be hard. One company sells new hair and others follow.
Chikuhodo began to sell silver fox first. Now Koyudo and Takeda does it as well.
These are Takeda Silver fox.
Silver fox is soft like grey squirrel but resilient as goat.
I have sold Chikuhodo Silver Fox and the feedback has been good so far.
I was told that the process of cleaning Silver fox hair takes time.
Maybe that is one reason that it is expensive.
I visit many makeup shops, and ask if they know makeup brushes.
They often know Hakuhodo, but the others are not known by shop employees much.
I feel there are more fans of Kumano brushes outside Japan. In fact, my instagram is followed more by foreigners.
So I checked Kumano brushes on the web.
I checked Rakuten Market by Kumanofude. Here are brushes by good reviews. (Rakuten is the biggest online shop in Japan, along with Amazon)
熊野筆 is kumanofude, if you want to google it.
You see many companies: they look like products provided big Kumano brush companies and are sold as own brands.
While I take orders every day, I receive a question daily about brushes and makeup, and it may be interesting to write about it.
Today, I was asked how AB-HC of Bisyodo is compared with J210 Hakuhodo.
Both are goat, and Bisyodo officially says it is Saikoho. I don’t think Hakuhodo has Saikoho now. They just say ‘goat.’ Maybe at Hakuhodo, Saikoho is mixed with other kinds. And they don’t say Saikoho unless it is 100%.
Here is feedback from a client who uses both.
“AB-HC is more fluffy than J210.
J210 is a little bit softer than AB-HC.
AB-HC can be used more than J210 to parts of face”
Your question is welcome and I will look into it and will share it in my blog if you don’t mind.
Thank you for reading!