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Hi I am in Australia and saw a program on ABC TV about people in Japan who save thier childrens hair from thier first hair cut and get a calligraphy brush set made with the hair as the bristels? I havn't been able to find any other information about this and was thinking maybe it is quite common and someone could let me know an address on the net i could investigate.<br><br>
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I live here in Japan and just the other day,an old guy asked if I was going to cut my daughter's hair to make a brush(and no way...she has such little hair as it is!!)I have heard about this before but never met anyone who has done it!I bet it costs an arm and a leg as well.Sorry ,can't give you much more than that!
 

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Thank you for posting this question...it is such a great idea, what a beautiful and meaningful keepsake.<br><br>
I found this great article....<br><br>
Maybe it is just as simple as visiting a local barber or hairdresser to enquire...<br><br><a href="http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2002/0912/cu18-1.html" target="_blank">http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2...12/cu18-1.html</a><br><br>
and here is another article, which I thought was just sweet, not really informative about where or anything, in fact it just mentions it...<br><br><a href="http://www.buddhapia.com/eng/extensive/4-a5f1.html" target="_blank">http://www.buddhapia.com/eng/extensive/4-a5f1.html</a><br><br>
Let us know what you find out! I would like to be able to do this too... Paige
 

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Yeah, when my son eventually has his haircut I will have it made in to one calligraphy brush. It is mixed with horse's hair because it is too soft. It can only be the first haircut though- the hair should have the natural point. Not sure these brushes are used.<br><br>
Did you know that they keep the umbilical cord when it falls off?<br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> thanks for your replies that really gives me something to go on.<br><br>
My son is eight now and I have one almost 2 and have saved their hair from the first haircut @ 1+year old since i saw the program. ( i also put some into their scrapbook album) My first had soooo much thick thick hair it almost fills up a medium zip lock bag. My second had to wait untill he was 18mnths for a haircut and it is about a cm in the bottom of the same size bag. same genes so different it is always ammazing to compare.<br>
thanks again<br>
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hi there, i'm in shanghai and have a few (chinese) friends who have done this, i think it's also traditional here. it's not too expensive over here, though i think they also mix it with another hair (perhaps horse hair as previously mentioned,) because they've used hair from babies only a month or two old and they definitely didn't have as much on their little heads as i saw in the brush! sorry i don't have any other info for you, though i'm sure you could find it on the web.
 
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