Korean Barber with Quirks


A story about how one man, Lee Nam-yul, his weird shop and his strange quirks and habits continue no matter what. It’s tradition over modernity. He uses a straight razor from 1880, draws pictures and his shop looks disgusting. Traditional shops like these are becoming more scarce especially in the time of K-pop hair cuts, yet the idea of family continuing their family businesses is romantic and great. In a way, you’d wish there were grants or funds for people who continue traditions. (LA Times – Barber in Korea)


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