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In the quiet backstreets of Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district sits a small, unassuming store specializing in Iranian groceries — the only shop of its kind in the Japanese capital.
Named Darvish — though unrelated to the popular Iranian Japanese baseball pitcher Yu Darvish — the store is run by Mohammad Hassan Aghasi, a friendly bearded man many refer to fondly as “Amu Hassan,” or Uncle Hassan.
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