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Visiting Itsukushima Shrine. Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. By Philipp Muigg.

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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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Nice. It also neatly shows off one of my least favorite things with trying to snap awesome pictures in Japan - it’s really hard to get one without a bunch of random dudes in the picture. That’s obviously part of the challenge/charm, but it’s still annoying.