Tokyo is a big city. Tokyo is full of huge malls. Tokyo has plenty of small shops. I love the latter. I like to discover them and get lost amongst crazy and original products.
During my sabbatical, I’m dedicating a lot of time to one of my passions: photography. I’m a gadget geek too, so I like to check out new products. Having more free time also means that I’m back to experimenting a bit more, in particular in the analogue and lo-fi photo worlds.
Serendipitously I discovered Camera Cabaret in Shibuya, Tokyo… and it was love at first sight. Not only it is full of great vintage and new products, but the staff is cool and stylish… a DJ plays live to make it even cooler. In fact it has been defined as a “camera shop for music lovers” by Jun Akaike, manager for international affairs.
These are some pics of this photographic paradise, below a short interview to Jun and a visit to all the products on sale.
If you want to by one of these beauties and you don’t live in Japan or haven’t got a local dealer, drop me a line and we will work something out.
edit: address of Camera Cabaret in Shibuya, Tokyo
edit2: check out Cameron’s “The Plastic Lens” blog for a Blackbird, fly 135 tutorial