Hello fellow film shooters! I haven’t been blogging because I am very busy with my work. Thank goodness, I had a little vacation last week to Tokyo, Japan!
We all know, Japan (particularly Tokyo) is somewhat a film heaven because that’s where Japan Camera Hunter hunts for all the beautiful pristine condition film cameras. Furthermore, the price of Fujifilm’s films is cheaper regardless of the hassle-free tax-free policy for tourists.
Unfortunately, I only managed to buy my films from the big shopping company such as Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku and Akihabara. Of the two branches, I prefer the one in Akihabara.
If you are going to Tokyo, be sure to buy:
- Fujifilm Acros 100 (35mm 1760 Yen for 3 rolls before tax-free)
- Fujifilm Superia Premium 400
- Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400 (1640 Yen for 3 rolls before tax-free)
Generally, Fujifilm is cheaper in Japan. Forget about Kodak, it’s more expensive. Oh, the disposable camera (734 Yen) and Instax are cheaper too!
By the way, Fujifilm is going to stop the production of Acros in the next few months so stock up if you like the film!
Besides films, I also bought D-76 developer for 1Litre (630 Yen before tax-free) and the rarely seen Fujifilm developer (319 Yen before tax-free).
When you pay, go to the tax-free counter. The staff will ask for your passport, staple the receipt(s) inside your passport and tell you not to use the tax-free items in Japan. You are supposed to show the receipt at the tax-free counter before immigration but from my experience (and many encounters from others), they don’t care.
So, you can use the items in Japan.
Ahhh…. I miss Tokyo now while I am writing this blog post. I will probably write my travelogue and photologue when my films shot in Tokyo are developed.