Four Nisei brothers with bozu haircuts

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Yasui Family Collection

Caption by Homer Yasui: "It looks like Kay, Ches and Min [Yasui]--and Roku in front, sitting on the ground--just had had bozu haircuts. A 'bozu' is the familiar term for Bonsan, a Japanese Buddhist priest, who...always had a shaven or closely cropped head. For many years, Dad [Masuo Yasui] used to cut his boys' hair. He was never any good at it and although it may have been very functional, it was never, ever, a thing of beauty."

c. 1923


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Courtesy of the Yasui Family Collection

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