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

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An artisan at traditional boxwood comb shop Yonoya Kushiho uses a handmade file -- a wooden stick with the inner parts of coarse rough horsetail stems applied to its edge -- to smoothen and adjust comb teeth one by one at the establishment in Tokyo's Taito Ward on July 12, 2021. (Mainichi/Junichi Sasaki)

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