They call this the “Metal Clasp (Gamaguchi) Ayanokoji Pouch Heart“. When I was at Koyudo’s offices, they took it out for me (can you spot it here ?) unfortunately I forgot to purchase it, I was overwhelmed with all the brushes in front of me and I just couldn’t take anymore but then CDJapan got it for me.
I bought a few pouches when I was in Japan for several reasons, because I love them and because it’s something that is not often reviewed so I am trying to cover this topic a little bit more, you’ll see a few posts about them in the future.
Yukie from CDJapan sent me this information :
These items are made by the craftsmen such as Mr.Kazuo Hayashi,who has been chosen as “a modern master craftsman” in Kyoto carefully one by one.This is about workshop that produce this metal clasp pouch, sorry only in Japanese.
The interior layer is a rose pink material that makes me think of some kind of expensive handbag’s interior. I am not sure that it’s easily washable but I will enquire and let you know.
I found a home for my White Mushroom, pssscchhhhhht ! sleeping beauty …
You can fit a Koyudo Fu-pa…
or some little makeup items. I don’t know if you like this kind of things, I am usually not fond of girly materials or retro designs but the quality is there and the craftsman is talented and very touching, he made a beautiful little pouch and I am really happy to own it, specially now that I know who is behind its creation.
I had two other brushes on my wishlist that I forgot to bring with me, again CDjapan came to the rescue, it was the BP025 and the BP030. The BP025 because I got the blush brush BP018 recently and I love it !!! and I thought this one would be a little sister. The BP030 because Nikoleta told me she loved it and when Nikoleta tells you something is good, it is. I will show them to you right now.
This is the BP025, it is such a wonderful gem, honestly it goes all the way up to my very very top favs. I don’t even know what to say, if you have the J116 from Hakuhodo it’s exactly the same but with squirrel hair, gorgeous, amazing, perfection, extremely soft with enough density to allow pressure and precision. With Nars Exhibit A you will have clown cheeks if you don’t remove the excess, it does pack a lot of product when it comes to awfully pigmented blushes. I love to pick up the product with both sides, tap excess and buff in paddle-round motions.
Don’t ask yourself if this will work for highlighter or for blush or for setting your makeup with powder, just stop the agony and get it. Trust me. You will love it. There is not one hair out of place.
This is the BP030 that Nikoleta told me about some time ago, it’s very very soft too, again very well bundled.
Compared to the Hakuhodo it’s a bit less precise, which can be a bonus if you want to contour with it you will get less harsh lines. It is densely packed, it blends well, good for placing color in the browbone, not too firm, not too floppy, so glad I have it ! The Kashoen is more rough, it’s supposed to be used only to contour and I would not use it on the eye area, you still can but it doesn’t feel as soft the other two here :
By the way, this is a brush that I recently recommended a few times so I’ll put a pic here too for those of you who are interested. It’s the BP036, Shu’s 5R dupe. It’s a kolinsky brush, as soft as the Shu (maybe even softer), firm enough to do very precise placement and blending, it’s the fifth element and you need it.
I am sorry to be so passionate but when I love something I can’t help it ! I hope you enjoyed !