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December 14, 2002, Matsumoto, Japan: The Marumo Coffee shop, one of Japan's oldest coffee; a place with an old world feeling, where classical music from a huge collection is played at a whisper-like volume on a stereo, waitresses murmur irrashaimase (welcome) with every entrance and departure, and a mostly prosperous, middle aged clientele gathers to exchange gossip.  Photograph by Stuart Isett ©2002 Stuart Isett All rights reserved. Credit: Stuart Isett / Polaris