Where to buy graphical Japanese eBooks

美しき日本 旅の風光 (Excellent Japan – A Scenic Portfolio) is a pictorial book about Japan that I absolutely love. I’ve owned the physical copy since its release more than two years ago and have been toying with the idea of getting a digital copy so that I can always have it with me whenever I plan a trip to Japan. The book offers hundreds of photos of points of interests scattered around Japan that you can use when planning a trip there. Being published by JTB, sights hat are rarely mentioned in western guidebooks are included.

Most Japanese books that are largely graphical are usually just a bunch of JPEGs wrapped in an eBook container and this is no different.

Unfortunately, I’ve had to spend ¥2500 three times this weekend to find a copy that was satisfactory to read.

Autumn in Japan with the Fujifilm X100T

The X100 series is an interesting camera. With a fixed lens that befuddles new enthusiast photographers, it’s one of those cameras alongside the Leica Q that seems to be designed just for capturing memories.

I once took the X100T to Japan in 2015, shot exclusively with it, and came away impressed with the results. Now I find myself deeply considering the X100F as an “on-groom” camera for my wedding.