Rilakkuma Halloween Themed Brushes Released in Collaboration With Kumano Brush

20.October.2018 | FASHION

Kumano is the brush capital of Japan responsible for producing 80% of brushes in the country for painting, writing and cosmetics. Kumanofude, the company that produces the brushes, has teamed up with the popular character Rilakkuma to release two limited edition Halloween themed face brushes. Orders are now being taken on the HKDS STORE.

The brush experts in the town of Kumano in Hiroshima Prefecture use traditional methods passed down to carefully and skilfully create each and every brush. These “Rilakkuma no Fude” are the newest project from the company and are limited in stock.

The handle features a pumpkin design made from natural wood while the bristles feature Rilakkuma’s face.

The brush makers delicately place each and every bristle by hand, and by using three different colours are able to recreate Rilakkuma’s fluffy face. It may be a cute product but showcases the skill and experience of the makers who have truly created a work of art.

 

The brushes come packaged in orange Halloween packaging with the Kumanofude brand mark – a stamp of approval promising super quality.

 

Get your makeup done with a cute product produced by the best of the best.

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  • Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Make-Up Brushes Released by Kumano Fude

    28.June.2018 | FASHION

    From KOYUDO Collection’s Kumano Fude make-up brush line comes a new Rilakkuma design series. Hikidashi Store are now taking pre-orders for the new Rilakkuma Face Brush, Rilakkuma Cheek Brush and Korilakkuma Cheek Brush.


    The Rilakkuma face brushes are carefully handmade by artisans one by one with three different colours of wool to create Rilakkuma’s face.


    The Rilakkuma cheek brush is dyed a brown colour like the bear himself.

    The Korilakkuma cheek brush is a dyed pink colour inspired by a strawberries, her favourite fruit. All the handles are made with natural wood and feature logos of the characters on the handles.

    Kumano is the number one brush manufacturing company in Japan. In 1975, it was designated as a Traditional Craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Kumanofude continues to be cherished for its quality which is made possible by the traditional techniques and crafts use as well as the materials.

    The Rilakkuma Kumano Fude brushes are the ultimate brushes made by the artisans of Kumano who continue the pass down the tradition of brush manufacturing which doesn’t cut the tips off the brushes. Each brush is marked with an official quality approval mark of Kumanofude.

     

    Cute yourself up with these new kawaii Rilakkuma items!

     

    ■Information

    Rilakkuma Kumano Fude

    Place of Manufacturing: Kumano, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture

    On Sale: End of July 2018

    Price: Face Brush ¥5,500 (+Tax) / Cheek Brush ¥3,700 (+Tax) each

    Items: Face Brush (Rilakkuma), Cheek Brush (Rilakkuma / Korilakkuma)

    Now accepting pre-orders.

    Product Page: https://hkds.tokyo/category/RILAKKUMAKUMANOFUDE/

    ©2018 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

     

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    Available at all Tower Records branches and Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Sapporo PIVOT, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Omotesando, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya SKYLE, Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Online

     

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Cafe

    The entire cafe menu line-up is so cute you’re completely spoilt for choice.

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    There are lots of other dishes to look forward to in addition to the ones above, making this cafe one to go back to many times. And you can special free merchandise when visiting and dining there too.

     

    Collaboration Cafe – Participating Stores


    Omotesando/Nagoya SKYLE: August 1, 2020 – August 30, 2020

    Sapporo PIVOT: August 1, 2020 – August 17, 2020
    Official Website: https://tower.jp/rilakkumacafe

     

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  • Rilakkuma & Kiiroitori Confections by Tabemas Coming to Lawson Convenience Stores

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    Tabemas Rilakkuma 2020 Strawberry Rilakkuma/Strawberry Kiiroitori – ¥285 Each (Tax Included)

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    ‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.

     

    What better way to spend your time indoors right now than with a cute Rilakkuma or Kiiroitori sweet?

     

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