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Today, we’re sharing a stunning Japan travel story from film photographer David Rose. With both a medium format and 35mm film camera in hand, David captured the cities and natural landscapes of Tokyo and Kyoto. Here’s more from David about his time in Japan…
I found out the reason that photography (and especially analog film) is huge in Japan—it’s because the country is crazy photogenic. Almost everywhere you turn, there is beautiful scenery, both urban and natural, just waiting to be captured.
We started our trip in Tokyo, and the hotel we stayed at was just a short walk away from the Imperial Palace in the middle of the city. We spent several days exploring here and the surrounding areas. We even took a day trip to see Mt. Fuji where we got incredibly lucky when the overcast skies that obscured the mountain started to clear right before sunset. From here, we took the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto to attend a wedding, which was the primary reason for us being there. We also made sure to spare another several days to explore greater Kyoto, including historic districts, bamboo forests, and Nara Park where the deer are so tame they will literally walk up to you and eat food right out of your hand.
All in all, I shot 27 total rolls of film over the course of a week and a half between my Nikon F3 and Pentax 67.