i just spent over 2 hours watching videos of the traditional japanese shave and also the traditional turkish shave. i was completely mesmerized. gave me the chills even.
in bolivia haircuts always involved using a razor blade to trim up the sideburns, around the ears and back of the neck. i always enjoyed that. i have never had a full face shave with a blade but always imagined it would be great. after watching the videos.. dang.. i wish i could hire a japanese master barber full-time.
the traditional japanese shave looked amazing! i watched this guy use a blade on the entire face! forehead included, it was crazy. he also used some kind of small stick to carve out the ears and then a different tool.. to, i dont know buff the ear canal? anyway it just looked so cool.
the turkish barber had some cool tricks too. he bladed the face twice. then used a tool that was set on fire at the end and used to bounce a flame on the ear to remove all the hair. crazy. there was also hot pine pitch painted onto the nose for some reason.
anyway.. lets just say there is a new item on my bucket list.