217. Current limited brushes - Grey squirrel, Canadian squirrel, Kolinsky

Hi Everyone,

I live in a foreign time zone.

My work time is a little different.

I wake up early but I sleep late. I try to sleep more, but maybe I’m a short sleeper….

I pack parcels in the morning for DHL, FedEX and EMS, and take a subway go to Shibuya sometime after lunch. 

I rent space at Shibuya for work, but I only stay there 3- 4 hours, and go on a shopping. 

To me, it is important to change a place where I work, so that I don’t get bored.


Some shops are friendly, welcome my visit, and give me good information, too. 

I like this flexible style, but it is not typical in Japan.

When I leave home, I sometimes run into a friendly janitor. 

She is maybe 70 years old, was born and raised in Yamagata, a very rural prefecture in the north. 

Those country people tend to be friendly. 

She talks to me all the time. 

Each time, she says, 

‘Lucky you! You go to work in the afternoon, it is like a Shogun!!’

Shogun was top of Samurai, 300 years ago, so he was able to do whatever he wanted. She thinks I have too much freedom.

Well, maybe true.


I say to myself, ‘ my clients live in foreign countries, maybe 12 to 16 hours time difference. So I work late’ 

‘That is why Shohei Ohtani, a baseball player, plays baseball every morning Japan time, not at night. He plays at night in Southern California.’ ‘ I work by the Shohei time zone! while most Japanese people are relaxed’

(of course, I don’t say to her. so she wonders what my job is, LOL)

* Sorry that I know many of you live in the country where baseball is not played. Shohei Ohtani is a household name in Japan even for non- baseball fans now.

Actually, I explained to her that I sell makeup brushes to overseas' clients.
It was clear that she was not interested in brushes, so I stopped talking about it politely.

About brushes, here are some brushes that will be sold out in the near future.

Grey squirrel

B532 black long handle


B532 will not be discontinued, but it will be mixed with synthetic, so 100% grey squirrel brushes are limited.

Canadian squirrel brushes have disappeared from the Hakuhodo site.

These are still available,

G5560 black long handle


G513 black long handle


Kokutan eyeshadow S


Kolinsky - these three will be sold out soon







Please let know if you are interested or check those links,

Thank you!