Japan's Ear-Cleaning Parlors

So walk into one of these establishments, lay your head down on the lap of a woman, and let her massage and clean your ears. It's a meticulous process conducted by professionals who are maintaining a long and rich tradition in Japanese society:

Beatific's basic ear este service takes 70 minutes and costs ¥8,400 (about US$100). It begins with an ear wash, followed by massage of the ears, neck and shoulders. Then comes a meticulous ear cleaning, followed by more massage.

Other services include additional massage, facial, shave and "ear fortune telling," in which, by looking at an ear's unique characteristics, Takahashi claims to be able to divine a person's past and personality in order to advise them about the future. [....]

Some Japanese are lucky enough to have their own in-house ear cleaner: among a Japanese mother's many duties, keeping her children's and husband's ears clean is common.

Some unmarried women perform the task for their beaus, a few of whom may even return the favor.

Link -via Oddity Central | Photo: Beatific

Previously: Scrape Those Ears Clean!

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What about ear hair plucking? Really. You notice how many old dudes have tufts growing out of the sides of their heads?
And those same guys are likely to have caterpillars above their eyes too.
If guys expect women to be hair free, they need to get a clue that we would appreciate specific area reciprocation when you hit 50+.
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Jessss, there are actually differences in the texture of earwax in different populations. The stuff is a bit harder in Asian populations, and might require active removal.
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When I was in Japan I saw a place that would do it for 2700 Y, ~$35. They also sell little curved sticks you can use to scrape and scoop out the wax yourself.
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