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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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.

LIMITED TIME ONLY T-SHIRT!
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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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Support From Around The World!

We are honored and grateful for everyone’s support of our publications. In particular Mr. Toshiyuki Abe from Kawasaki, Japan. He is the owner and operator of Mid-Century Barber Shop and has one of the most impressive traditional barber shops in the world. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

あなたの阿部敏之に感謝!

Midcentury Support

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Exploring Japanese Kustom Kulture!

Gents,

One of the many great things we picked up during our visit to Ed Hardy’s shop in San Francisco, CA was thiskustom japan 1 great book by Michael McCabe, Kustom Japan. The book is published by Hardy Marks and edited by Mr. Hardy.

It is a great book that documents the amazing transfer and preservation of nostalgic culture in the land of the rising sun. Not only have they kept Kustom Kulture alive and well but they have made it their own.

One interesting feature of the book is that it is written in Japanese and English! Talk about dedication to the culture. If you are into Kustom Kulture, Cars, Style, and Art this book is a great purchase! Check out these images.
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