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In Photos: Handmade Japanese combs combine beauty, practicality, and artisanal passion

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Three types of "brushing combs" -- the main products of Yonoya Kushiho which can be run through the hair smoothly to a remarkable extent -- are seen at traditional boxwood comb shop Yonoya Kushiho in Tokyo's Taito Ward on July 12, 2021. Customers can choose from three types whose teeth are spaced apart at different widths, based on the nature of their hair. (Mainichi/Junichi Sasaki)

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