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Tips of hair forms the spirit of fude

Animal hair is the main material of fude. Its tips play an important role in maximizing the features os fude.
"Tips of hair," in this context, does not simply mean the end part of the hair. The term indicates the physically thinner part found at the very end of the hair. It is because of the tips of hair that the brush head can be held in shape, allowing the ink or paint to smoothly descend.
Therefore, extereme care is taken never to cut off or damage the tips when making fude.

Names of the different parts of fude

The touch of the brush depends on the condition of the distal end of the brush head. Being such an important part, the hair comprising it has been called inochi-ge(spirit hair). In fude production, especially high quallity hair is used for inochi-ge.
Hakuho-do not only produces fude for calligraphy and craftwork but also for makeup. The company became the pioneer in the field by creating makeup "fude" thatt does not cut off the tips of hair rather than make up "brushes" with the tips trimmed away. The makeup fude are highly regarded for their ability in containing powders and lip colors, making it possible to produce any desired makeup effect.