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Japanese brushes - Chikuhodo, Koyudo, Hakuhodo, Suqqu, etc

niccig

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I see Hakuhodo brushes have a thread, but I thought we should have one for other Japanese brush brands too!

My first question for you all - does anyone own or have you seen the Chikuhodo P-8 in real life? I have nothing at all against fancy/pricey brushes, but I'm curious whether this could possibly be worth $500+
 

prplhrt21

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oh, I have been curious about these brushes also and how to get them in the US...thank you for starting a thread!
 

niccig

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oh, I have been curious about these brushes also and how to get them in the US...thank you for starting a thread!
Ooh, good point. Here are the places I know of:

Koyudo - Cool Japan Now (Japan)
Chikuhodo - Now-eproject (Japan) and Kohlindo (Sweden)
Suqqu - Selfridges (UK) and Ichibankao (Japan)
Hakuhodo - Hakuhodo USA

All of them ship worldwide, but shipping costs from most of them are pretty hefty. Cool Japan Now was pretty reasonable - I think I paid like $18 for FedEx shipping to the US.
 

boschicka

Specktra Bestie
I see Hakuhodo brushes have a thread, but I thought we should have one for other Japanese brush brands too!

My first question for you all - does anyone own or have you seen the Chikuhodo P-8 in real life? I have nothing at all against fancy/pricey brushes, but I'm curious whether this could possibly be worth $500+
Wow, for that price I would expect the squirrel to come put my makeup on for me!
 

Pinkdollface

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I see Hakuhodo brushes have a thread, but I thought we should have one for other Japanese brush brands too!

My first question for you all - does anyone own or have you seen the Chikuhodo P-8 in real life? I have nothing at all against fancy/pricey brushes, but I'm curious whether this could possibly be worth $500+
With brushes in that price range it's often the handle that makes it very expensive too. The most expensive series of Hakuhodo are that expensive because of the special handles. Kashoen Royal brushes are even more pricey, the handles are so pretty.
We have a Koyudo thread as well http://www.specktra.net/t/183879/koyudo-brushes. Hakuhodo was the first Japanese brush brand I tried, but I recently ordered a couple Koyudo. I can't wait till they arrive. I'm also planning on getting some Chikuhodo and Tanseido brushes next.
 

niccig

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With brushes in that price range it's often the handle that makes it very expensive too. The most expensive series of Hakuhodo are that expensive because of the special handles. Kashoen Royal brushes are even more pricey, the handles are so pretty.
We have a Koyudo thread somewhere as well. Hakuhodo was the first Japanese brush brand I tried, but I recently ordered a couple Koyudo. I can't wait till they arrive. I'm also planning on getting some Chikuhodo and Tanseido brushes next.
Oooh, which Koyudos did you get? I snagged the red squirrel cheek brush in the fall, but I've been lusting after the BP004 and Fu-pa02.

I totally agree about the handles - I have a lot of Hakuhodo G and J series with the plain black handles and they were really reasonably priced. Comparable to MAC brushes anyway (but higher quality IMO).
 

Pinkdollface

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Oooh, which Koyudos did you get? I snagged the red squirrel cheek brush in the fall, but I've been lusting after the BP004 and Fu-pa02.

I totally agree about the handles - I have a lot of Hakuhodo G and J series with the plain black handles and they were really reasonably priced. Comparable to MAC brushes anyway (but higher quality IMO).
I got the Fu-Pa02, BP034, BP035 and BP036. Lucky you that you have the red squirrel cheek brush! My Hakuhodos are also all G and J series. The quality is much better than Mac and the price is indeed very reasonable for what you get.
I worked on my list for my next purchase this evening and my Chikuhodo list is Z-2, Z-4, Z-10 and G-16 and for Tanseido I think YAQ17, YSC17 and YWQ7. Do you have a wishlist for any brands?
 

niccig

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I got the Fu-Pa02, BP034, BP035 and BP036. Lucky you that you have the red squirrel cheek brush! My Hakuhodos are also all G and J series. The quality is much better than Mac and the price is indeed very reasonable for what you get.
I worked on my list for my next purchase this evening and my Chikuhodo list is Z-2, Z-4, Z-10 and G-16 and for Tanseido I think YAQ17, YSC17 and YWQ7. Do you have a wishlist for any brands?
I can't wait to hear what you think of the Koyudo eye brushes! I have entirely too many wishlist items :) From Hakuhodo I want the J004G, K024, G5529 and large Kokutan Kinoko C (one day, maybe!). The next time I order from Chikuhodo I'm eyeing the R-C2 cheek brush and/or Z-4, and the MK-2 at some point.
 

Pinkdollface

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I can't wait to hear what you think of the Koyudo eye brushes! I have entirely too many wishlist items :) From Hakuhodo I want the J004G, K024, G5529 and large Kokutan Kinoko C (one day, maybe!). The next time I order from Chikuhodo I'm eyeing the R-C2 cheek brush and/or Z-4, and the MK-2 at some point.
I'll post about the brushes once I have them. My wishlist is much larger too, but these have my priority. I would like a powder brush from Chikuhodo too, but I like the shape of the Z-1 and the handles of the MK brushes, so I'm not sure yet which and I figured since I don't have any squirrel brushes yet a smaller and cheaper option for the face would be better to try first.
 

MissHolland

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I looooveee Japanese brushes! I have Hakuhodo and Koyudo brushes but like Koyudo more. I will try to make pictures tomorrow :)
 

MissHolland

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I forgot to clean de brushes, but i found a picture on my computer:

H011, Fu-Pa2, Fu-Pa1 and Fu-Pa14

Also have these brushes: Fu-Pa11, C017P, BP035 and BP032
I will try to make a picture when i clean my brushes
 

kimibos

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i ordered 4 Koyudo brushes from cooljapannow.

i got

Bp033- eyeshadow brush for layering
Bp037- eyeshadow brush for the crease
both are made of Gray Squirrel hair

Bp013-labeled as a foundation brush BUT i plan to use it as a powder brush
Bp014- Foundation brush. i plan to use it as a blush brush both are made from Goat Hair.

they all have White handles with pink letters. i cant wait to have them. i have a couple of hakuhodos and i like them alot. so i decided to try a different brand. the ultimate dream is a chikuhodo haul.
 

Pinkdollface

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i ordered 4 Koyudo brushes from cooljapannow.

i got

Bp033- eyeshadow brush for layering
Bp037- eyeshadow brush for the crease
both are made of Gray Squirrel hair

Bp013-labeled as a foundation brush BUT i plan to use it as a powder brush
Bp014- Foundation brush. i plan to use it as a blush brush both are made from Goat Hair.

they all have White handles with pink letters. i cant wait to have them. i have a couple of hakuhodos and i like them alot. so i decided to try a different brand. the ultimate dream is a chikuhodo haul.
I have had the Fu-Pa02, BP-34, BP-35 and BP-36 for a couple of weeks now. The Fu-Pa02 is love for foundation! It blends so easy and perfect. The BP-34 is made from kolinsky hair and better than the Mac 242 IMO, because it has more hair and therefore is denser. I wanted something to replace the Mac and I'm glad I found it. It's great for cream eyeshadows. The BP-36 is also a kolinsky brush and it's supposed to be a dupe for a Shu Uemura brush that I wanted. I didn't get the Shu brush when I found it in a Shu store in Antwerpen, because it was €50
The Koyudo one is perfect and it was much cheaper! It's a very small crease brush and because it's stiff it can be more precize than the Hakuhodo J5529. The BP-35 was my first squirrel hair brush. I thought it might not be great for shadow because it's so soft, but it actually pics up quite a good amount of product. It's especially nice for pigmented eyeshadows that are soft and can have fall out. The fall out is minimal with this brush.

I would like to hear your thoughts on the brushes you ordered too!
 

kimibos

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I have had the Fu-Pa02, BP-34, BP-35 and BP-36 for a couple of weeks now. The Fu-Pa02 is love for foundation! It blends so easy and perfect. The BP-34 is made from kolinsky hair and better than the Mac 242 IMO, because it has more hair and therefore is denser. I wanted something to replace the Mac and I'm glad I found it. It's great for cream eyeshadows. The BP-36 is also a kolinsky brush and it's supposed to be a dupe for a Shu Uemura brush that I wanted. I didn't get the Shu brush when I found it in a Shu store in Antwerpen, because it was €50
The Koyudo one is perfect and it was much cheaper! It's a very small crease brush and because it's stiff it can be more precize than the Hakuhodo J5529. The BP-35 was my first squirrel hair brush. I thought it might not be great for shadow because it's so soft, but it actually pics up quite a good amount of product. It's especially nice for pigmented eyeshadows that are soft and can have fall out. The fall out is minimal with this brush.

I would like to hear your thoughts on the brushes you ordered too!
im SOLD! i luv the mac 242, i prefer it over the 239. i saw some of the kolinsky ones but i didnt know what to think since i have never touch the material. i dont have the haku j5529 but im loving crease brushes. lately.

Thank you very much! this was very helpful im going to be ordering all these in my next koyudo haul. ill be posting pictures and comments about my haul. thanks
 

Pinkdollface

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im SOLD! i luv the mac 242, i prefer it over the 239. i saw some of the kolinsky ones but i didnt know what to think since i have never touch the material. i dont have the haku j5529 but im loving crease brushes. lately.

Thank you very much! this was very helpful im going to be ordering all these in my next koyudo haul. ill be posting pictures and comments about my haul. thanks
You're welcome! I wanted to write about the brushes earlier, but since I started my graduation intership (I'm not sure if that's what it's called in english) I'm very busy and I forgot about it. Kolinsky hair is similar to weasel, which I think that's what the Mac brush is made of. It's good with liquids as well, so if you like to use pigments wet you can use brushes with this hair. The BP-34 is a bit bigger than the Mac 242 though. I wish they had a size just a bit smaller, so I could change it up. They have some smaller ones, but I think those might be too small. Hakuhodo also has some kolinsky hair brushes, but they are only sold in Japan. I'll see if they have something a bit smaller and maybe I can get it with my next cp from Tommy.
 

mosha010

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What!? Ok I'm going to have to research more about these. My japaknowledge does not go that far ( see u in a few weeks after I immerse myself in the research ..)
 

kimibos

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What!? Ok I'm going to have to research more about these. My japaknowledge does not go that far ( see u in a few weeks after I immerse myself in the research ..)
i think the koyudo brushes have more fun handles LOL im glad to know thanks to PDF that the quality is there.

you should follow Sonia at sweet makeup temptations. she knows all brands. she is the brush Queen.
 

MissHolland

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K
oyudo Fu-Pa11 (dirty lol) en FPr002, Tanseido YAQ17 and EQ28, Chikuhodo R-C2 and R-B1, Koyudo BP035, BP032 and C017P

The FPr002 is one of my favorite brushes. Its sooooo soft! Love it! Love all the Japonese brushes :) I need too try the Tanseido en Chiku brushes more, they are new. I only tried them once.
 

kimibos

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The FPr002 is one of my favorite brushes. Its sooooo soft! Love it! Love all the Japonese brushes :) I need too try the Tanseido en Chiku brushes more, they are new. I only tried them once.
Enjoy your haul! the blue handle tanseido looks soo pretty. i have the BP035 in my wishlist. the BP032 looks like a mac 217. in shape. adding it to the list.
Thanks for sharing!
 
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