While walking through the residential area of Jakarta, I found a barbershop. I've never visited a town that didn't have a barbershop, even if it didn't have a supermarket or convenience store. As I wandered around the town, it was not unusual to find a barbershop in every city. Hair grows as long as it grows, and the business of dealing with it exists regardless of the country's developing or underdeveloped economy. It is often said that prostitution is the oldest business in the world, but the business of barbering has a long history as long as that of prostitution.
The haircutting services vary from region to region, and it seems that not many barbershops in Southeast Asia and South Asia offer hair washing services that are commonplace in Japan. This barbershop I saw in Jakarta also did not offer a hair washing service. Looking around the barbershop, I didn't see any shampoo stand anywhere. There was only a chair for customers to sit in front of a large mirror.
There was a laid-back atmosphere inside this barbershop. Next to the mirror, a man was sleeping, and in the mirror, I saw a man who had set up a stall in front of the store looking at me through the mirror.
November 27, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF