Some brush-shaped patterns, which are thought to have been drawn in the late Neolithic, have been found: this suggests that brush-like items already existed at the time.
In Japan’s Nara period, when Buddhism became prevalent, copying Sutra scrolls spread throughout the country, thus increasing in demand for brushes all over Japan.
Afterward, in the Heian period, Kuukai -who was also known as a master calligrapher- brought the newest brushmaking techniques back from China, passed them to brushmakers and had them create brushes to offer to the imperial court: this is said to be the beginning of Japanese brushmaking.
Brushes thus originated from “Writing”, then evolved to makeup brushes that focus more on “Drawing”.
Ueda Bisyodo is a brush workshop that has inherited the Japanese old traditional brushmaking techniques.
Characteristics of Brush making
There are mainly two origins of makeup brushes; paintbrushes born to “draw” in Europe and ink brushes born to “write” in East Asia which is famous for Kumano brush. Uyeda Bisyodo does not limit itself to Japanese tradition and adopts the world’s cutting-edge technologies and techniques, such as European hair refinement technology, to offer brushes one step beyond the existing products.
sophisticated brushmaking techniques.
The ability to find the best quality raw hair, passed down from our founder, Ueda Takeichi, is the basis of Uyeda Bisyodo.
Uyeda Bisyodo is proud of being the Japan’s only “Raw Hair Importer & Processing Company”.
We have provided the high quality raw hair to many brushmakers including Kumano .. The “Detection” ability we have cultivated is unrivaled.
This process draws out the hair’s natural quality (smoothness, firmness, stability, etc.).by removing dirt, salt and oil from the hair. During this process, it is very important not to damage the hair as much as possible.By combining the European and Japanese hair refinement techniques and enhancing them, Uyeda Bisyodo has succeeded in meeting this extremely difficult demand.
Japanese traditional hair refinement technique includes “water boiling” → “drying” → “ash rubbing”. “Water boiling” is a process that dissolves and removes dirt, salt and oil. In addition to this whole process, European style uses medicinal products. Uyeda Bisyodo applies European technique with the special attention to the ratio of the medicinal products used, temperature etc., and thus has succeeded in drawing out the hair’s natural quality without damaging it.
We believe that creating the tip means to breathe life into the brush. Creating brush tips is an extremely high level technique: the artisans who are proficient in this technique are regarded as master brushmakers. Such a delicate, intricate process enables to make the most of the raw hair’s quality to create our wonderful brushes.
Tip Creation Process
arrange the hair to create a beautiful “mountain” shape
insert hair into the frame, in order to create the shape of the tip.
fix the “mountain” shape by inserting a thread after hair has been inserted into the frame.
remove breakage and/or cowlick hair
remove breakage and/or cowlick hair
6.Brush tip complete
About Hair Quality
Uyeda Bisyodo is the Japan’s only “Raw Hair Importer & Processing Company”. Our original processing technique, which combines Japanese and European hair refinement techniques, enables to make the most of the natural quality of the hair.
All kinds of high quality natural hair have their respective characteristics: blending such unique traits gives us a wide range of possibilities.
|Company Name||Uyeda Bisyodo Co., Ltd.|
|Address||4-152, Ota Shinmachi, Yao-City, Osaka|
|Staff||50 employees (As of April 2021.)|
|Bank partners||Osaka City Shinkin Bank – Yao Minami Branch.
Resona Bank – Hirano Branch.
|Business field(s)||Production, Sale, Import/Export of Make-up brushes, Eastern & Western brushes and drawing tools & materials Import and Sale of Raw materials|
|Contact Info||TEL. +81-72-948-1034