Mani and Mini
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A tale with a tail

In a suburb of Tokyo, Japan, department store employee Mami goes to a salon where her pet Pomeranian, Mini, can get a haircut at the same time. But Mami's love for her dog masks a personal story of loss and longing.

The Salon is a series of conversations about identity and appearance with women around the world, in the intimate space of the hairdresser's chair.

Watch more stories from inside The Salon.

Video journalist: Neil Meads. Producers: Vibeke Venema, Charlotte Pritchard. Fixer: Yoko Ishitani. Additional translation: Toby Bladen.

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