I met this old man on one of my random treks up and down the hills of Beppu. He was extremely pleasant and even gave me tips on where I could get the best views of the city and the bay from that hillock. He spoke animatedly and was full of character. I liked the story his face told. When I asked him if I could take a photo to put online, he kindly obliged.
Confession: I had to get a lot more help from trusty ol’ Photoshop than usual to get the tones and blur just how I wanted.

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