Sean Lotman, 46, and Ariko Inaoka, 47, are photographers and life partners living in Kyoto. In addition to her photography career, Ariko runs the oldest soba restaurant in the city, Honke Owariya (founded in 1465), while Sean manages a guesthouse and is a stay-at-home father to their son, Tennbo, 7.

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