Design

Fashion

Make the cut— Tokyo

Preface

We get spruced up at an 85-year-old traditional barber shop in a Tokyo suburb to bring you spring’s fresh outfits.

Barber, Tokyo

Totaken barbers

Regulars have been dropping by for a trim at Totaken since the mid-20th century. Located on the outskirts of Tokyo, the shop is nearly unchanged from the day Masaji Hashimoto hung out his shingle in 1928. There’s a well-preserved charm about the worn wooden floorboards, standalone barber pole, and handcrafted windowpanes. Hashimoto would be pleased to know that the shop has stayed in the family. His daughter, Toshiko, is the owner and his granddaughter, Hideko, and her husband, Kazuhiko, run the day-to-day business, offering ever…

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