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!

48 responses to “The Beard of Japan”

  1. That’s interesting. Does anyone in Japan have a beard?

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    1. We saw – NO ONE other than a few other tourists.

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    2. I suppose most men have to be clean cut for conformity in business.

      Toshiro Mifune always was rubbing his scraggly beard in his “Yojimbo” films.

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      1. Aha, nice link pic. Yes but scraggly, not huge and full like my David’s beard.

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  2. The beard is awesome. I have one as well and they taken on a character of their own.

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    1. And it has been way bigger for sure, back when I posted on Huntington castle in Kalamazoo mi, that was pretty big, but still not his biggest.

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    2. Wait I found a picture of your beard. Awesome. Love the poems, reading some now…

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      1. Thank you David and Laura, and the Beard. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ž

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  3. A beard almost always wins!

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  4. I have never ever seen an Asian person with a bushy beard.

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    1. Yep, so they were fascinated, it was so funny to watch people across the subway secretly try and take his picture, often we were pushed apart so I could watch them.

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    2. 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 think Asian men could be rather jealous. 😁 I can only imagine how it must be in summer.

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  5. You know I never thought about Japanese men not weaing a beard. And I should have thought about as I’m such a people watcher. I like this.

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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. What an amusing tale to tell!

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        1. David is very proud to tell the tale, maybe brag about his big beard.

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  6. Maybe the Japanese people don’t keep beard because that’s hard to draw in manga? πŸ˜‰ Also, would you post a picture your husband’s beard someday? I am really curious. πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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  7. How interesting & funny – they probably don’t enjoy Japanese men (& women!) with beards nearly as much lolol

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    1. I agree, or they cant grow them, not sure, but it sure was a site to be watched for sure.

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  8. Haha who knew the beard would be such a topic of conversation~!

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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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  9. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    HIS MAKES HIM LOOK GREAT—MINE MADE ME JUST LOOK ANGRY!

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    1. Thanks, my husband’s beard is burly, and I love it

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      1. MY WIFE..calls my bearded visage “old bristle face”!

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  10. Beard gives one a realistic look. David has a gentle look. cheeersπŸ€—βœŒ

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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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  11. Now I want a clear photo of the beard too πŸ˜‚

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    1. Ok. I’ll post some more tonite, but check out this picture in the meantime. This blog picture from this recent winter is a great picture.. ..https://daveandlaurasdream.com/2019/05/13/henderson-castle-kalamazoo-mi/

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  12. 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. haha! Really, is it considered bad etiquette to speak on the suubway?

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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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          1. Interesting. Great idea, I may benefit from knowing this one day for another out-of-the-country travel experience.

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            1. We like to travel to expand our minds, get outside of comfortable zone, plus we really like new things, and no better to do new than travel.

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  13. Wish I could travel all over the world but not so interested in some countries.

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    1. I am interested in every county (except if at war or unsafe).

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    1. It was entertaining for sure

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  14. 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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  15. like very much your blogs and comments . Beard is a valuable according to Islam and its has numbers of advantages and beanfeasts for good health .

    Why i not post photos in comments ???

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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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