OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAW45xL180mm, Japan

In today’s world, we often own only one comb and likely to be plastic, but for traditional Japanese coiffure there are many different types of comb (kushi) each having a different function.  The sujitate comb is a special tool for straightening the side and the back hair used by the Kamiyui (geiko hairstylist).

And this is how the comb is actually used.

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