Sepia Saturday

19th century Japanese Barbershop, Flickr Commons

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt takes us to the barbershop or beauty salon.

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13 comments on “Sepia Saturday”

  1. Reblogged this on Here & Abroad and commented:

    An old Japanese barbershop. One barber looks like he’s hunting for lice.

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  2. Such an amazing photo. Thanks for contributing such an excellent find 🙂

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  3. Great photo – certainly looks like a nit hunt.

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  4. A very interesting photo. I haven’t seen anything like this before!

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  5. I thought of lice as well!

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  6. Traveling through Asia we’ve seen a lot of barbering done outside. In places like Laos, Cambodia..even in Vietnam. Not in Japan of course where grooming seems far more sophisticated than most places in the world. I like the colors and the people, who seem almost posed. I didn’t realize everyone (men and women)wore those raised sole sandals to keep their feet clean and dry.

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  7. It would appear that barbers shops are the same the whole world over. Great old photograph.

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  8. With those hair cuts, it looks like a regular activity…hope the top is shaved and not plucked!

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