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Nakamura Seisakusyo

Kumano Makeup Brush Gift Set (Cheek brush & Portable Lip Brush)

Kumano Makeup Brush Gift Set (Cheek brush & Portable Lip Brush)

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This exquisite Kumano Makeup Brush Gift Set includes a Cheek brush and a Portable Lip Brush, providing all the essential tools for a flawlessly sculpted and defined face. The Cheek Brush, crafted with luxuriously soft bristles, pampers your skin while expertly blending your favorite blush or contour powders. Its comfortable design ensures a seamless and controlled application, allowing you to achieve the perfect level of definition.

Complementing the Cheek Brush is the meticulously crafted Lip Brush. Featuring firm, yet exceptionally fine bristles, this brush allows for precise application and contouring of your lip color. The neatly aligned tips ensure a flawless and defined finish. This thoughtful gift set empowers you to create a polished and sophisticated look, wherever you may go.


Size (Cheek Brush): Length 6.2in / 15.6cm
Size (Lip Brush): Length 3.8in / 9.6cm
Materials: Goat Hair, Weasel Hair

Care & Use

  1. Give your brush a thorough rinse with water to remove any makeup residue.
  2. Gently squeeze the brush from the base towards the tip to remove excess water. You can use your fingers to do this.
  3. Reshape the bristles by gently stroking them upwards from the base to the tip with your fingers. This will help them dry evenly.
  4. Allow the brush to air dry in an upright position.

* Avoid using heat sources like a hairdryer, as this can damage the bristles.

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Artisan Brushmaking Expertise

Handcrafted in Kumano Town, Hiroshima, Kumano brushes are renowned for their exquisite quality and rich history.  These traditional tools owe their beginnings to the ingenuity of local farmers.  During the late Edo period, with limited farmland in the Kumano basin, farmers ventured to Nara and Kishu as migrant workers during off-seasons.  It was on these journeys that they encountered brushmaking and, upon returning home, brought this valuable skill back to Kumano.  

Meticulously shaped using a wooden "koma" form, Kumano brushes utilize natural hair from various animals, offering delicate yet firm tips thanks to time-honored techniques like rice husk ash and hemp yarn.  Designated a national "traditional handicraft," in 1975, Kumano brushes encompass calligraphy, painting, and cosmetic varieties, each requiring over 70 skilled steps to complete. Though challenged by World War II, Kumano brushes adapted once more. Today, Kumano brushes represent around 80% of Japan's domestic brush production, a testament to the legacy established by those pioneering farmers and the generations of skilled artisans who continue the tradition to this day.

Brand History

Nakamura Seisakusyo boasts a rich history dating back to the early Showa period. Founded in 1953, their journey began with brush shaft processing, and over the years, they expanded their expertise by mastering metal fitting. In 1963 the company known as Nakamura Seisakusyo was fully established. Finally, they mastered complete brush assembly by 1975. This dedication to every stage of brush creation has instilled in them the importance of meticulous craftsmanship and the enduring value of quality products.

Standing by their philosophy of user-centricity, Nakamura Seisakusyo approaches brushmaking with empathy. They strive to understand the needs of those who rely on these tools for creative expression, meticulously crafting each brush to become a cherished extension of the artist's hand. Their commitment extends to their local community, aiming to create brushes loved not just by makeup enthusiasts worldwide, but also by the skilled artisans of Kumano, the heart of their craft.