Tokyo has long had a reputation as a cosmopolitan city.
It boasts of a cosmopolitans population, a rich array of restaurants, and an array of art galleries and museums.
But as Japan grows increasingly global, the city has also grown increasingly cosmopolitan.
The most well-known of those is a Japanese hairdressed salon that has become a hub of cosmopolitanism and international trade.
It is Palo alTO, or the World of the Hair.
It’s also known for a particular hairdressor.
In this exclusive video, The Jerusalem Project spoke with the owner, Shinji Utsu, who has had a longstanding relationship with the city’s hairdresses, the salon’s clientele, and the salon itself.
We also spoke with another hairddresser, who revealed that it’s not uncommon for customers to request that the salon leave the salon to work on a project outside the city.
[Editor’s note: This story originally ran on March 25, 2017.]