the bar codes
a code consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces and sometimes numerals that is designed to be scanned and read into computer memory and that contains information (as identification) about the object it labels
a hairstyle consisting of a group of variously patterned hairs and spaces that is not designed to be scanned yet contains information about the object on which it is placed
In Osaka, the bar code hairstyle is not only popular, it is also some people's pride and joy.
Rather than shave it all off, many people choose to hang on to those stringy strands, grow them long, and throw 'em over.
Value: 850 yen
Value: Only 120 yen. Bargain!
If you have too much hair but want to join the bar code fraternity, you can even buy your own bar code....
A man happily sporting his very own fake bar code.
A classic TV ad from the early 80s featuring a British bar code man....
Running time: 60 seconds