Episode #024 guest “MidCentury Barber Shop-Kawasaki, Japan” podcast

itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400Episode 024 features someone I became acquainted with via social media and always considered a “friend” but upon meeting and spending the day with him I quickly realized he is a lifelong friend. Mr Abe who prefers to be called Toshi owns an amazing barber shop in Kawasaki, Japan and has been in the profession for 21 years! That’s way before the barber boom. We discuss life in Japan, trends, community and the international impact of American Barbering. It was such an honor to finally meet you my dear friend.

Date filmed: 10/05/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Toshiyuki Abe
Duration: 55 minutes

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Episode #024 guest “MidCentury Barber Shop-Kawasaki, Japan” vodcast

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itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400Episode 024 features someone I became acquainted with via social media and always considered a “friend” but upon meeting and spending the day with him I quickly realized he is a lifelong friend. Mr Abe who prefers to be called Toshi owns an amazing barber shop in Kawasaki, Japan and has been in the profession for 21 years! That’s way before the barber boom. We discuss life in Japan, trends, community and the international impact of American Barbering. It was such an honor to finally meet you my dear friend.

Date filmed: 10/05/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Toshiyuki Abe
Duration: 55 minutes

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Episode #005 “Masa & Hitoshi from Japan” vodcast

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We are honored to have Masa and Hitoshi from Japan visit us for episode #005. Masa is the Layrite rep for Asia and has become a good friend to me. Hitoshi owns Rocka Hair in Kobe, Japan. This is a must see episode as they discuss barber culture, music and life in Japan.

Date filmed: 4/19/17
Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Location: Whittier, CA
Guests: Masa & Hitoshi

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Episode #005 “Masa & Hitoshi from Japan” podcast

itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400We are honored to have Masa and Hitoshi from Japan visit us for episode #005. Masa is the Layrite rep for Asia and has become a good friend to me. Hitoshi owns Rocka Hair in Kobe, Japan. This is a must see episode as they discuss barber culture, music and life in Japan.

Date filmed: 4/19/17
Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Location: Whittier, CA
Guests: Masa & Hitoshi

Heritage Series Honors Mid-Century Barber Shop Kawasaki, Japan, limited exclusive design!

Gents,

As we start 2017 we wanted to kick it in the teeth and get it started by honoring a very tbj-midcentury-release-websitedear friend of mine from Kawasaki, Japan. Mr. Toshiyuki Abe established an amazing barber shop in 1996 and has been flourishing for 20 years.

Not only has Mr. Abe created a phenomenal traditional barber shop but both of his sons are also barbers! That’s right the Abe family tradition will carry on the ancient profession of barbering in Japan for the next generation.

Take a look at the gallery of photos that range from when the shop first opened to the present day. There is a deep respect for the profession and a legacy is being forged one cut at a time. Thank you for the support in Japan Mr. Toshi. You can read about his legacy in a previous article we published.

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120 Years Of Barbering The Film, Japanese Edition! 2017 Release!

We are honored to announce that our groundbreaking film will be released in Japan with subtitles in 2017! Not only did we add subtitles to our film but we also translated the iconic film poster created by Howlin Wolf.

The film will be distributed in Japan by our good friend Masa. Be on the lookout early 2017 for this special release.

 

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“Life Comes Full Circle” Barber Shop Film Release!

“Quick lil history lesson for all you up and coming barbers out there across the world who vimeo-ccbs-posterthink it’s hip and cool, and are lucky enough to be tattooed with a good job; Eric Webb and his mentor Jake were the first two dudes out of Southern California in the early 90’s to introduce the ‘look and style’ of today’s “tattooed barber” movement across the world! He might just be the reason you became a barber without you even knowing it!”
Tim co-owner of Syndicate Barber Shop in Long Beach, CA

EXCLUSIVE interview with barber icon Eric Webb. Eric is one of two men who set the pace for the Traditional Barber Revival in Southern California that has now spread around the globe.

Eric and Phil Hernandez have created an amazing shop in Orange, California that is only a few steps away from the founder of the traditional tattooed barbering movement, Jake Bricks, original shop. Although, Eric does not seek fame or prestige and his humility in the profession of barbering is a rarity.

We also included interviews with Wolfman barber, Local Barber Hirakawa from Japan and Barber Harley from South Korea! Watch them discuss the influence of American Barbering on their culture and the consequences of being tattooed barbers in their countries. This is a super rare interview that you don’t want to miss and wont find anywhere else.

To watch the full 40 min film and trailer click here
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Trailer: East Meets West- Syndicate Barber Shop, South Korea and Japan

Checkout the trailer for our new film East Meets West: Syndicate Barber Shop, South Korea and Japan. We had a blast meeting these amazing international barbers . These fine Gents are also on the cover the Traditional Barber Journal vol. I, issue II.

Thank you Tim and Chris, owners of Syndicate Barber Shop in Long Beach, CA for once again opening your house to us.

Stay tuned for the full film.

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Building A Legacy Not A Fad

Gents,

Our good friend Toshiyuki Abe from Kawasaki, Japan is building a legacy that challengesabe and son 1 me to rethink my daily actions and their long term consequences. A little background on the Abe family, Toshiyuki is a first generation barber and his sons are second generation barbers (pictured right and bottom left)!

The importance of passing on family values and the ancient profession of barbering has been successful. People have been doing that for thousands of years and to see a prime example of that is admirable.

For generations barbers have passed on their profession without social media, “barber battles”, trophies, world-wide tours, or a “world-famous” title because there is a seriousness about life and the profession that has outlasted all fads. The lifestyle and work ethic supersedes the popular culture that reduces it to a “game” or “hustle”.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 6.18.41 PMAs men we must think about our actions and the legacy we are creating because no one will live forever but our legacy will. Social media “likes” and viral postings will only last but a moment but the memory of who and what you are is timeless.

Building a legacy will take time and effort but the end result is well worth it. If not now, when?

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Don’t Wait! Advertise In The Groundbreaking Traditional Barber Journal Today!

Space is limited and we only have a few spots left!

Here are a few details about this groundbreaking publication:
– Full Version will be hard copy only
– FREE limited preview digital copy (will contain all advertising)
– Articles from amazing barbers and enthusiast from around the world (UK, Canada, USA, Japan)
– Reach an international audience
– Only traditional barber topics are covered
– Tons of great images
– An educational tool for barbers and enthusiast
– Barber History is documented
– Modern traditional barbers are featured
– Grooming products are featured/reviewed
– Modern traditional barber techniques and methods are covered

Join our efforts to “Preserve The Craft” today! 

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