Travelers’ Treasures / Wafu Keshoufude Set (Japanese-style makeup brush set)

The town of Kumano is surrounded by mountains in every direction and has been the producer of Kumano brushes for over 180 years. Even today about 10 percent of Kumano’s population is involved in brush production, making Kumano the largest producer of brushes for calligraphy and artist’s brushes as well as makeup brushes in Japan.

They are the producers of an especially high-quality series of makeup brushes that are said to “transform makeup application and finish with just one bristle” and for this reason are adored by many makeup artists in and outside of Japan. Hairs and bristles are specially chosen for the specific use of each brush, skillfully adjusted for softness and flexibility. This diligent handcrafting is done one bristle at a time, which is evident in the exquisiteness of the final product.

This KUMANO Makeup Brush Set includes a lip brush, shadow brushes (small/big), a face brush, etc. Because they are created in a unique way that does not cut the ends of the hairs, the amazing touch of Kumano brush tips on the skin and the finish they create on the face are a difference you can actually feel. This set also comes with a kimono cloth brush case.

Price: ¥12,744 per 4-brush set

Manufacturer: Horoshima Artist Brush Manu-facturing Co. in Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture (

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