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Story Behind the Picture: The Beauty of Japan

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Story Behind the Picture: The Beauty of Japan

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Story Behind the Picture: The Beauty of Japan

Story Behind the Picture: The Beauty of Japan

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Woman in a rice field Thomas Sherman hide caption

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Thomas Sherman

Woman in a rice field

Thomas Sherman

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Woman in a rice field, part two

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A few years ago during a business trip to Japan, Georgetown University professor Thomas Sherman skipped out of a scientific meeting to explore the countryside. Here is the humorous tale behind why these beautiful photographs still make him blush whenever he looks at them.