Qusavi x Kumano Collaborated Cosmetic Brush
Fude for Beauty and Grooming
A fude (pronounced ‘foo-de’) is a traditional Japanese brush. Our Cosmetic Fudes were the first items to be produced under the Qusavi brand, combining the elegance of Imari-Nabeshima porcelain and Arita-ware with the finest quality fude, produced in the famous brush-making town of Kumano, Hiroshima. There are two brushes in this range: a make-up brush and a shaving brush.
Qusavi–The Innovative Development of Tradition–: The Marriage of Traditional Skills and Contemporary Design
In Japan, we are very proud of the many highly skilled, traditional crafts that have been handed down from generation to generation and that are a significant part of our heritage. All too often it seems that we take for granted these beautifully crafted objects that are part of our daily lives. We want to remind people of the skill and passion that goes into making these beautiful items and to give people a renewed appreciation of our culture.In a world saturated with mass-produced goods, our mission is to create the highest quality items for those who appreciate elegance and beauty.
QUSAVI Makeup Brush (Fukusen, Arita/Hataman, Imari-Nabeshima x Chikuhodo, Kumano)
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (Large), Tokusa Tsubaki
Admired Tsubaki flowers Tsubaki (Camellia) is said to herald the coming of spring, which is why it is considered to have some spiritual powers and revered as a sacred tree. The unassuming beauty of Tsubaki is stylishly expressed on this piece; two different colored flowers in the shape of a spiral are delicately shaded, and the Sumihajiki tech...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (Large), Seigai Botan
Beautiful dynamic waves and flowers The Botan flower (Paeonia in English) is a symbol of high-class wealth. Using a technique unique to Nabeshima Sumihajiki (made with a similar technique to batik-print), blue waves also form part of the design. It gives a three-dimensional appearance with the beautiful Botan flower floating on a background of ...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (Large), Kodemari
The Same motif, used for the Nabeshima's masterpiece in 17-18th century. Kodemari blooms in the early summer. These lovely flowers are well-balanced with the white background in this design. The design features an elegant four color combination: Sometsuke blue (applied to outline), red, green and yellow, which is very typical of the Nabeshima s...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (Large), Ruri Casablanca
Purity, Dignity, and Elegance. This is Hataman-toen Kiln's original Casablanca lily motif. The brilliant white Casablanca lily expresses purity, dignity, and elegance.This piece was produced using Hataman's innovative and painstaking technique, Usururi Yakishime. This process requires each piece to be fired five times to be finished using the S...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (Large), Tessen Wakakusa Dami
Imari-Nabeshima Ceramic and Kumano Brush. Tessen, an elegant flower with a tightly entwined vine, is an auspicious motif which represents the cementing of a good relationship. It is why this motif is often used for traditional Japanese bridal costumes and Homongi kimonos.This brush is used as a powder brush and finishing brush. High-quality mak...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (small), Sarasa Karahana-mon
Beautiful Orientalist Colors and Motifs. Karahana-mon is an imaginary flower design, which was introduced into Japan from China (The Tang Dynasty) in 8th-12th century. The based motif is of Nabeshima-Sarasa, which was high-class Chintz and made as gifts for nobilities and Shogun. This piece shows dignity as Nabeshima product has, also red Chine...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (Small), Tessen Wakakusa Dami
Beautiful colors contrast and combination. Tessen, an elegant flower with a tightly entwined vine, is an auspicious motif which represents the cementing of a good relationship. It is why this motif is often used for traditional Japanese bridal costumes and Homongi kimonos.This brush is used as a powder brush and finishing brush. High-quality ma...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (small), Ko Imari-cho
Feeling of Strength and Sensitivity. This piece is decorated with a green and red Ko-Imari style pattern, giving a warm and rich finish. The delicately outlined flower motif expresses a feeling of strength and sensitivity.This brush is used as a powder brush and finishing brush. High-quality makeup brush can make applied powder take well and lo...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (small), Fujie
Wisteria motif admired for a long time in Japan The vines of the Japanese wisteria motif cover this piece, showing nature's strength and vitality. The drooping wisteria flower and its delicate colors are beautifully illustrated and well balanced with the white background. This brush is used as a powder brush and finishing brush. High quality ma...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush (small), Seigai Sakura-dukushi
Unique Combination with Sakura and Seigai Pattern. Sakura (cherry blossom) is the most loved and culturally significant flower for the Japanese and has been a common motif since the Edo period. Two different colored Sakura overlap on this piece, producing a lively rhythm to the design. The Sakura combined with the Seigai pattern: a geometric de...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush, Sometsuke Nejiri-mon
The combination of three auspicious motifs. This piece conjures the atmosphere of Old Imari, primarily through its use of a technique known as Fukizumi in which pigment is sprayed, as opposed to painted with a brush onto a piece. This design has three auspicious motifs: Sakura, Tako-Karakusa, and Sayagata. Sakura means cherry blossom - an impo...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush, Sometsuke Sansui
Sansui Design, Used in Old Imari Pieces. When the first porcelain products were produced in Japan about 400 years ago, they were modeled on Chinese porcelain production techniques and designs. Mountain and river motifs, which symbolize health, healing and the soothing of pain, were common in Chinese porcelain. Likewise, these designs were often...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush, Sometsuke Hakeme
Dynamic brush move. This piece features a cobalt blue slip painted onto a white background. The use of traditional natural ingredients give the design an antique feel and texture, and with its different density and blurred lines, it is simple yet dynamic. This brush is used as a powder brush and finishing brush. High-quality makeup brush can ma...
Qusavi - Makeup Brush, Jimon Watsunagi
A motif for a good match and long-lasting relationships... Watsunagi means connected rings, which reflects the meaning of this motif as an auspicious symbol to pray for a good match and lasting relationships. The painting technique is Somenishiki, which combines Sometsuke (blue and white painting) with Iroe (color painting). This brush is used ...