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.

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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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