What it’s like to get a haircut at Japan’s oldest barber shop

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee


Styling tips from fifth-generation owner of a business that began before samurai were allowed to cut their top-knots.

SoraNews24’s Japanese-language reporter Masanuki Sunakoma has been on a bit of a mission lately, looking to change up his hairstyle by seeking out advice from some of the country’s most unusual hairdressers.

His most recent hirsute pursuit took him to Shibagaki Barber Shop, located in Yokohama, about an hour’s train ride from Tokyo, in the capital’s neighbouring prefecture of Kanagawa.

This humble shopfront doesn’t look any different to a lot of neighbourhood barber shops you’d find in Japan, but for

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