For Japanese paintings and the elegance of Japanese calligraphy, brushes require a high degree of perfection in order to draw flowing, attractive, beautiful fine lines. Our brush-crafters seek perfection in the brush tips, which could be called the core of the brush, and they have been cultivating their abilities to inspect raw hair, and their sophisticated techniques for creating fine hairs and ear tips which bring out the quality of the raw hair.
This is what completes the techniques for brush-crafting that achieves delicate and colorful nuances.Incorporating these brush-crafting techniques into our makeup brushes has given birth to makeup brushes that are unique to Japan.
1Select hair/hair blends
Each type of raw hair, much like human hair, each with different hardness, thickness, and particularities, are utilized in blends for different functions and uses, in order to create products of consistent quality.
2Fine hair (cutting of puffed up hair)
This is a traditional technique of Kumano brush-crafting that can only be achieved by highly skilled brush-crafters.
Based on the image of the completed ear tip and how the hairs feel, the brush-crafter determines, in an instant, where and how to massage the hairs. This is the most crucial process, and it requires a great deal of skill in particular.
6Fastening of metal fitting
The makeup brushes of Chikuhodo are individually crafted
by skilled brush-crafters with the spirit of Tesshu.