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$132.00

Chidoriya

Neko (Cat) Tsuge Boxwood Hair Brush

SKU: 22279

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**Due to the intimate nature of this personal care item, returns on opened or used items will not be accepted**

The highest quality of boxwood from Japan! It is said that the origin of the "satsuma tsuge comb" began when samurai warriors from Satsuma clan first started making them as they returned from Edo after completing the flood prevention works at Kiso River during the Edo period. The boxwood comb making became widespread as a side job for lower level samurai warriors. There were about 10 comb manufacturers by the time of the Taisho Period and each manufacturer put all their ingenuity into the design of the comb.

Size: 6.5 inch long, 0.85 inch tooth length.

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History of the Satsuma tsuge boxwood
The high temperature and high humidity of Kagoshima, Japan is perfect weather for healthy plants. Especially the southern Satsuma district which is known as the home of Boxwood and an abundant supply of materials. The quality and the luster of the elegant Japanese rose color of wood is dense and hard; it was said that the color of the boxwood of Satsuma is excellent and was often used for making seal materials and hair combs.

It is said that the origin of the "satsuma tsuge comb" began when samurai warriors from Satsuma clan first started making them as they returned from Edo after completing the flood prevention works at Kiso River during the Edo period. The boxwood comb making became widespread as a side job for lower level samurai warriors. There were about 10 comb manufacturers by the time of the Taisho Period and each manufacturer put all their ingenuity into the design of comb.

In the Ibusuki region, when a girl was born, a boxwood tree was planted and grew up together with the girl. When the girl gets married, combs and furniture are made with the same tree which she then would take into her new home. The materials for the Satsuma boxwood comb are naturally dried for more than 3 years and hand-carved individually. And finally camellia oil is applied repeatedly into the comb to bring out its gloss. Today, besides the comb, the beautiful yellow color of the Satsuma boxwood is used for making brooches and other accessories.

Directions

Proper Brush Care is Essential:
- Twice a week, take a few drops of Chidoriya's original pure camellia oil and warm in between hands; then rub the oil onto the brush's bristles and handle to prevent breakage.
- Do not use soap and/or water to wash the brush and only use pure vegetable oil to prevent breakage of the product.
- If the brush needs to be deeply cleaned, please use a cotton swab dipped in camellia oil (or vegetable oil) and gently wipe around the bristles. “Oil removes oil.”

Massaging your scalp with the Tsuge brush once a day helps boost blood circulation and improve your complexion.
Facial skin and scalp are the same, that’s why your facial skin pulls when you put your hair up in a ponytail.

Ingredients + Benefits

The pins are made of Satsuma Tsuge Boxwood and a different Boxwood is used for the handles.

*Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.

Brand Info

Chidoriya was established in 1949 in Kyoto, Japan. In its first years, Chidoriya focused on making original beauty goods and bags for Maiko dancing girls and Geisha. Geisha and Maiko girls of that generation were fashion and beauty trendsetters in Kyoto. Over the past fifty years, Chidoriya has built a reputation for excellent products established a unique clientele of fashion and beauty professionals.

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