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Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 4:54 p.m.

3-foot-8-inch mohawk sets Guinness record

  • Kazuhiro Watanabe, 40, a fashion designer from Tokyo, shows off his 3-foot-8.6-inch hairdo in New York City's Washington Square Park on Wednesday.

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    Kazuhiro Watanabe, 40, a fashion designer from Tokyo, shows off his 3-foot-8.6-inch hairdo in New York City's Washington Square Park on Wednesday.

NEW YORK — Guinness World Records is calling it the tallest mohawk in the world.

A fashion designer from Tokyo showed off his 3-foot-8.6-inch hairdo in a New York City park on Wednesday.

Forty-year-old Kazuhiro Watanabe said he's been growing the hair for 15 years. He said to make it stand upright it takes stylists two hours, one can of gel and three cans of hairspray. He said he wanted to grow the mohawk to rebel against the conformity of Japanese society.

Watanabe has held the title since January 2011.

His appearance in Washington Square Park was to promote the newest version of the Guinness World Records book, which for the first time includes him.

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