In this episode, the team flies from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, Japan. In transit, Elia shares some of his best techniques for getting camera gear packed up and on the plane for international flights. He navigates and gives tips for Tokyo’s sometimes confusing, but well connected, subway system and visits his favorite Japanese garden, Kiyosumi. After some relaxing “nature bathing,” the team follows Elia to another one of Tokyo’s many attractions–Shibuya Crossing–where the crowd itself has become an attraction. It can be an overwhelming place so Elia reveals his favorite vantage point to capture all the action.
As a bonus, Elia visits the Photo History Museum in Fujifilm’s Tokyo headquarters to speak with Sam Minami, the man responsible for bringing Fujifilm’s long legacy of color film into the new era as film simulations in their line of digital cameras. But no visit to Tokyo would be complete without some cityscape photography, so he heads to Ginza for some architectural shots with, Kenji Yamamura, in the Tokyo International Forum Building. He gives us the local scoop on a unique reflection shot that’s somewhat obscure. Kenji and Elia use some non-traditional tactics to capture the “Money Shot” (literally a tripod made of coins) before getting some sushi at one the best Sushi restaurants in Ginza.