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Goat hair types

Postby 212kiki » Mon May 12, 2014 3:23 pm

I couldnt find much more than Sonia told us before but i hope this helps some :)
Correct me please if you find something wrong or know more details !

Here is a goat type list, based on descriptions on the websites from CDJ/Koyudo and Hakuhodo.
Sokoho is the most known and sadly most of the time you cant find much more info on the brushpage than "Goat".

細微光峰 Saibikoho (Chest)
Saibikoho hair is selected from Saikoho only the finest soft hairs. So its soft like squirrel
Because of that it has a rare material, and it is very expensive.
Acquisition is difficult

細光峰 Saikoho (Chest)
Saikoho has softer and more delicate hair than that of Sokoho.
It is hard to find and quite rare and expensive.

租光峰 Sokoho (Chest)
Sokoho is long, thin, and soft.

短光峰 Tankoho (Area ?)
It's shorter, thinner and more delicate than Sokoho.

白尖峰 Hakutotsuho (Shoulder and Forefoot side)
It has moderate elasticity and durability.

黄尖峰 Ototsuho (Shoulder)
The short and thin Ototsuho has a nice texture, elasticity and coloration.

上爪峰 Jotsumeho (Stomach and legs)
Jotsumeho is rather rough and elastic, suitable for firm brushing.

細長鋒 Saichoho (Back)
Saichoho is similar to Sokoho but slightly rougher.
Easy to form a full shape and excels at coloration.

(Kanji?) Otoho (hair between back and stomack)
It is perfect for applying makeup on complicated areas such as around nostril.
It is usually inexpensive compared to other goat hairs

羊尾 (ヤンオ) Yano (Tail)
Yano is water-resistant and suitable for liquid-based products.

Here is a pic were i tried to find all the goat types from Haku and Koyudo.
I couldnt sort in Saibikoho, Tankoho and Otoho.


Pic/list found here http://izumowashi.com/fude.html

EDIT: just corrected the Saibikoho description based on the new infos
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Re: Goat hair types

Postby Bonnie » Mon May 12, 2014 3:46 pm

Thank you so much for collating all that information! :ty: :ty: :ty:

This will be a great reference ... I'll see if I can find something on those other hair types too!

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Re: Goat hair types

Postby 212kiki » Mon May 12, 2014 4:54 pm

haha bonnie i converted most of them with a kanji to romaji converter to be sure their right but i was not totally sure about the rest with ? since i had no reference about these hairs elsewhere..
For example for this kanji the converter said sen not totsu like in Hakutotsuho or Ototsuho
or 爪 from Jotsumeho was in converter also different... A kana reference would be good to be sure.
These Kanjis all describe the hair like yellow hair or white etc. ... so i'm confused if they are "names" or only descriptions for the hair since there are more than one for each area...

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Re: Goat hair types

Postby midnitedesire » Wed May 14, 2014 10:22 am

Thank you so much for this , hun!  I've bookmarked it for future reference. :clap: :D  
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Re: Goat hair types

Postby Melissa » Wed May 14, 2014 1:57 pm

:ty: :ty:
WOWIE!!! Awesome job girl!! You do a lot better in Japanese than I do. Those characters are giving me migraines :) :)
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Re: Goat hair types

Postby 212kiki » Wed May 14, 2014 2:26 pm

It was more like a puzzle where i had to find the fitting pieces :laughing-rolling:

But CDJ shows the used hair types at the brush page now so it was not that hard to find the fitting kanji for it on the koyudo site then i checked it back with the kanji converter if it could be right.
With some hakuhodo hairs it was more difficult because they dont show hair details on the japan site.
With all the hairs its important to read the romaji not the translation to english which is also right because the kanjis describes the hair.

Haha my japanese skills are still at the very beginning so i can only read hiragana still no kanji or katakana but to know the language a bit, helps.
For me its very very hard to see the differences in most kanjis too... and when they are very small printed its :violence-shootself:
With the google translator you can draw the characters and it shows the possible options that helps too when you try to translate kanjis from a picture where you cant copy it.

This is the pic from Haku catalog which melissa uploaded...
Where i started the translation for the Haku hairs so ignore my writing in (...)
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Re: Goat hair types

Postby Gladys L. » Thu May 15, 2014 11:25 am

This hair type list is the most in-depth one I have ever seen, great job! :clap:

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Re: Goat hair types

Postby SoniaG_Admin » Sat May 17, 2014 12:45 pm

FANTASTIC POST!!! thank you girls, jeez you ROCK ! :dance:
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