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Japanese couple are bread-making heroes in Germany

Nagoya husband and wife win acclaim for reviving dying craft

The front display of the Oboris' bakery in Munich (Photo by Susan Ellicott)

MUNICH, Germany -- In the southern German city of Munich, home to high-tech companies such as BMW and Siemens, a Japanese couple from Nagoya have become unlikely local heroes for devoting their lives to reviving the dying art of baking traditional German bread.

Near Munich's Ostbahnhof rail station, Hinako and Michitoshi Obori sell a range of wholegrain sourdough breads and cakes popular with residents, who arrive throughout the day on foot and by bicycle.

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