Know everything there is to know about Kumano brushes with the Kumano powder brush making experience!
The powder brushes of Koyudo are made with traditional techniques and are exceptionally gentle to the skin.
There are also many other unique products available, a perfect gift idea for that special someone. However nothing beats making your very own, one of a kind powder brush yourself!
Kumano Town - surprisingly easy to reach!
Via car: 30 minutes from Hiroshima, or 45 minutes from the Hiroshima Airport
Public transportation: 15 minutes by JR Kure Line to Yano Station and a further 15 minutes from there via the Hiroden Bus to Kumano Eigyosho bus stop.
Kumano Town is surrounded by famous tourist spots in all directions, including Hiroshima, Kure and Mihara. It can be reached within 60 minutes from any of these destinations, making it an excellent addition to your itinerary.
Various courses for you to enjoy at the brush factory!
There are five courses to select from, including the powder brush making experience, a cheek or eye brush experience, calligraphy, and also picture painting experience.
The powder brush making experience being the most comprehensive, you get to select from a rose-shaped or round brush shape as well as the brush color and then try your hand at actual brush making.
For a bit of a lighter experience there is the eye brush and cheek brush making experience where you can create your own brush by selecting one of the premade brush tops and combining it with one of the handles of various styles and colors. The picture painting experience is more aimed toward the younger visitors who can try their hand at coloring postcards with the original brushes of Koyudo. Lastly, the calligraphy experience lets you create your own kakejiku hanging scroll to take back home.
From calligraphy to cosmetics - the journey of our brushes
The world renowned brush brand of Kumano has its roots in calligraphy. At the Koyudo brush manufacture we will introduce you not just to the history of the brushes and what makes them unique, but also to its roots in calligraphy via original videos. You can even try your hand at calligraphy yourself, to fully comprehend what sets these brushes apart from others.
The makeup brush making experience is unique to Koyudo only!
Even though there are other factories and brush manufactures you can visit, only here you can actually handcraft your very own, unique brush. Using their deep understanding and knowledge of calligraphy brushes, Koyudo was able to create a very unique, original type of makeup brushes. The shop inside the factory offer over 300 various items including special outlet brushes at a highly discounted price. Only here you can find a brush that suits you like no other.
As part of the prevention of spread of the novel Coronavirus the factory is equipped with an ultrasonic vaporizer and touchless system. Furthermore, entry is limited to a maximum of 20 people at any given time.