Somewhere in Japan

Somewhere in Japan

Creating photographs and writing essays related to Japan

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Please note: for the time being, this Patreon is paused. It will resume, probably before the end of the year. If you’d like to be notified when that happens, please sign up for the Somewhere in Japan newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of the page at

This is the official Patreon for Somewhere in Japan, but it's a lot more than that, too. This Patreon page is a way to be directly involved with as I:

  • Research, photograph, and write about a section of Saitama City, Japan, for my new project for 2022 and beyond: A Thousand-Meter-Radius
  • Write blog posts and make photographs relating to life in Japan
  • Learn the ropes and get up to speed with audio production, including putting out a podcast version of all Somewhere in Japan posts from 2021 (to start)
  • Work hard to transition from working full time as an English teacher in Japan to doing full-time creative work as a photographer and writer, which is difficult and complicated to do, though more than worth it.

I'll be straight with you: I don't really have a clear idea yet of what I'm doing with this Patreon, which is why I've limited the pledge options to a single, low-priced tier. Again: I don't really know what I'm doing here just yet, but am figuring it out as I go.

For now, I’m going to just focus on putting up at least a few things every week and go from there. What I do more of here depends in large part on what gets the most response, so your involvement will help shape the future of this.

Your presence and involvement is sincerely appreciated. Which is easy enough to say, but I really do mean it.

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