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

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Yutaka Saito, head of traditional boxwood comb shop Yonoya Kushiho, holds material, left, that has yet to undergo the complete process of smoothening each comb tooth, whose edges are later rounded off to create the finished form shown on the right, at the shop in Tokyo's Taito Ward on July 12, 2021. (Mainichi/Junichi Sasaki)

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