Photo: thinner and more sensitive. It was always a luxurious pampering session. She still cycles around thecommunity of Tomonoura to visit her friends

Kimiyo Inoue is a barber in Tomonoura. She is 72 years old and has been a barber for 58 years. She trained in Okayama and graduated in 1953. Her brother and sister want her to close her business but she has regular clients who need her services. She lives on the premises. She shaved me on several occasions over the last 6 weeks with immaculate precision. She told me I had different skin to Japanese men