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World's tallest mohawk grown in protest

Sept. 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Guinness World Record holder for the world's tallest mohawk said while visiting New York to promote the record book he is protesting against conformity.

Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, 40, has held the record since 2011. His hairstyle most recently measured 3 feet, 8.6 inches tall, He said he has been growing his hair out for 15 years to protest conformity in Japanese society, the New York Post reported Thursday.

"It's all about how you feel yourself, not what others think, that's the good thing about mohawks," Watanabe told the New York Daily News through a translator.

"I always wanted to have the tallest mohawk," he said.

Watanabe is visiting New York to promote the latest version of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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