The Beard of Japan

In Japan, my husbands beard is a show stopper, I love how he grows it out, shaves it, changes it up. I feel like I have a different man at every change, lol! In Japan, his beard is a show stopper, we were stopped about eight times for a photo of locals wanting his picture with him. I think I saw 24 separate people secretly taking pictures of him with their cell phones, especially on the subway.

In this photo he was stopped again, and he said a entire family photo and we want one too! This photo is also our welcome to our website photo right now.

Upon request, two more pictures of Davids beard up close. This is him in Iceland in March 2019
Davids big beard when we were in Kalamazoo, MI this past April 2019.
They are equally furry!

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

48 thoughts on “The Beard of Japan

    1. Our men cannot grow beard. Haha. A moustache is not an easy one either. My stepfather used to add in to his negligible moustache with an eyebrow pencil, for fun. Lol! Then, again, my one cousin, who converted to Islam managed to grow a long-ish chin beard, but it was narrow (little) so like really just below the mouth.

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      1. I was guessing that was true but it was just a guess with my husband has beard can go just as long sideways as it does down words he tends to shave it off in the summer time because it gets so hot but it grows back so rapidly that within very little time maybe two months it’s just as long as it was in that picture

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    1. I know so funny, he was feeling kind of like a superstar. My favorite part was watching people try and sneak a picture of him on the subway. We would be separated by the crowds and he would be off standing about 12feet away and people would covertly snap a picture of him right in front of me, so funny

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    1. He shaved it for the summer now he just did it but it grows back just that long and 2 months anyhow. It was crazy fun and when we go back to Japan and we will for sure I know he’s going to try and make it and even longer beard

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    1. all day long My husband is an incredible man I could brag about him all day long and how wonderful he is to me and the kids. I couldn’t ask for a better husband or partner to be with. Both gentle and tough all at the same time.

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  1. I before now, hadn’t realized that I’ve not seen an Asian gentleman with a beard! Isn’t that strange and neat, how we’re all human, yet there are such differences pertaining to factors such as hair within the genetic make-up of our beings?! What a fun and unexpected experience there, huh?!

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    1. I know it is really funny we were completely not expecting that. When we would be separated on the subway I could see people seeing pictures for Mom from across the subway train they would act so calm as if they weren’t doing it it would crack me up and I would tell him when you get off he would say “why didn’t you tell me I would have posed for a picture with them”, but talking on the subway is really a no no in Japan.

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      1. 100%, it is quiet like a library. It is really tight and I guess they figure – be silent to be respectful? We pre-read that was a rule – and we came up with eye and hand signals on what stop to get off at, since we were often separated by about 12 people lengths.

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  2. Can I just say what a relief to find somebody who actually is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know how you can bring a difficulty to gentle and make it important. More folks need to read this and perceive this side of the story. I cant consider youre not more well-liked since you definitely have the gift.

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    1. Hi I’m not sure how to post photos and comments but you can send me a link to a photo on your blog I will be checking out your blog this afternoon I love my husband’s beard sometimes he grows at really really long especially in the winter but then he typically shaves it off in the summer because it’s so hot when we were in Japan recently A lot of people really love that beard and he got a lot of attention for it


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