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Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi passed away this weekend. Notable works include A Distant Neighborhood, The Walking Man and Kodoku no Gourmet, among many others. He was 69. 


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I can’t say I am familiar with his work, as there haven’t been many English releases. However, I have seen Summit of the Gods, and will start with that as it’s readily available. It is very sad that it takes a death to discover a person’s work.