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Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby questfordolma3207 » February 27th, 2014 2:48 pm

Hello,

Once again, "The woman with a million questions" has returned for another, well...question.

This time around the question pertains to women with shaved heads for which I happen to have myself.

It's a long story, but let's just say, I got fed up with dealing with hair a few years ago and decided it was best to just shave it off. It's down to about 1/16 of an inch, so it's not as though I am Yul Brenner, but I am pretty close.

What I have been wondering is if anyone has any advice for women such as myself travelling to Japan?

Generally, my head is covered 24 hours 7 days a week with beanies (usually always black in color) which has been what I planned on doing when in Japan.

Culturally, I am not sure if this presents any potential problems. However, wigs or growing my hair back in time for my trip just won't work.

So, I guess it is reassurance I am seeking that it will be alright for beanies to be my heads' constant companion even in a restaurant?

Any insights and tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Re: Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby mattiapavinati8647 » February 27th, 2014 7:22 pm

Hello ;)
Sadly i don't have an answer for you, i've never been to japan myself, but i want to assure you that your questions are very intresting :D

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Re: Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby community.japanese » March 1st, 2014 12:33 pm

Hello questfordolma3207 san,
Really short hair lady is rare in Japan.
However, I think it’s ok you put on a beanies at restaurants or any public places.
Nevertheless, you could be asked to take off that at temples or shrines.
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Re: Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby questfordolma3207 » March 2nd, 2014 8:12 pm

Hi Yuki san!

It was my intention to visit different shrines, so hopefully, if I am required to take off my beloved beanies it won't be too cold outside, and that's very helpful information to know.

Thank you again. :)

Sincerely,
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Re: Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby community.japanese » March 3rd, 2014 4:39 pm

Valerie san,
Douitashimashite. You are welcome.
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Re: Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby jdddedcvc_502344 » October 29th, 2014 10:56 pm

It was my intention to visit different shrines







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Re: Question About Having A Shaved Head In Japan

Postby community.japanese » November 2nd, 2014 4:18 pm

jdddedcvcさん、
Thank you for the post.

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