Nagjiro Kato
Beard 6ft 8in
Picture taken 1937

Caption on back of photograph reads:-

NIPPONESE LONGBEARDS HAVE THEIR LIGHT MOMENTS

Japanese longbeards, after their contest to determine the
longest and most luxuriant beard in old Nippon, indulge in
a few light moments. Mr Nagjiro Kato, 72 years old, with
his two-metre beard, won "beaver down" honours of having
the "longest beard in Japan".