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The latest rice-straw sculptures to go up in Japan are these Dragon Quest Slimes. They’ll be on display in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture until March 26, 2017. 

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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