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Like Initial D? According to YouTuber DriftHunterAlbo, he met the grandson of the Fujinoya Tofu Shop (reportedly, the real-life Fujiwara Tofu Shop). The shop, which has since been destroyed, was even used as a location for the 2005 live-action flick. The front of the shop is now on display at the Ikaho Toy, Doll and Car Museum.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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