About Sushicam

Sushicam was started in early 2000 as a way for me to document my experiences in Japan and keep in touch with family and friends. It has instead evolved to become my own personal journey as a photographer exploring a place that I still find fascinating, even after all these years.

Contact me at: jeff{dot}saori{at symbol}gmail{dot}com

  1. March 2, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I just stumbled upon your page because you were featured on the flickr blog for the ume blossoms. I really love your photostream – you have a very unique perspective. I was in Yokosuka for two years aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, but now I’m back in the US. I’ve taken tons of pictures, so feel free to browse my photostream – flickr.com/photos/randylane

  2. Antipiracy Watchdog
    March 2, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Hello Jeff,

    I think your copyright is being pirated in the US:

    I may have found something that concerns your photographs being pirated. There is a a seller on eBay who is downloading photos from all over the web, mostly from Flickr, and offering them as art prints. I have already found him to be doing this with other Flickr users so I decided to check him out. If this is not the case then I am sorry for bothering you.

    Please read below.


    Someone concerned against copyright violators


    eBay user offering your photos: azul-trading

    eBay link to his sales:: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/azul-trading

    Your photo that is being sold by him on eBay:


  3. Antipiracy Watchdog resend
    March 2, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Hello Jeff,

    I may have found something that concerns your photographs being pirated. There is a a seller on eBay who is downloading photos from all over the web, mostly from Flickr, and offering them as art prints. I have already found him to be doing this with other Flickr users so I decided to check him out. If this is not the case then I am sorry for bothering you.

    Please read below.


    Someone concerned against copyright violators


    eBay user offering your photos: azul-trading

    eBwy link to his sales:: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/azul-trading

    Your photo that’s being sold by him:


  4. 2yen
    March 2, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Antipiracy Watchdog,

    Thanks for the heads up. Yes, some of those are my photos, and the person doesn’t even have the brains to remove my copyright statement from the images. Wow. Time for me to contact eBay and lodge a complaint.

    The thing that really pisses me off is that they downloaded 72 dpi images and are selling prints with my name on them that will end up looking like crap.

    Thanks for the notification.


  5. Antipiracy Watchdog resend
    March 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm


    Please check your g-mail inbox. I sent you a message detailing everything.

    All best,…

  6. Marcus
    March 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm


    I bought some of your prints at a bazaar at Yokota Air Base. I am now back in the US and am looking to buy more.

    Do you sell them online, and if so, where can I find them?



    • Jeremy
      March 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm


      A ton of Jeff’s photos can be viewed and purchased through his smugmug account


      All the best,

      Jeremy S.

  7. March 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm


    Thanks for answering the question from Marcus. I had not noticed there was a new question posted here.

  8. Jeannette
    April 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Hey Jeff, I am wondering if it possible to reblog the missing tutorial you have done on May 22, 2008, it was gone due to the hacking problem you have experianced with. I like to see some tips again. Much appreciated. =)
    Keep updating, you were pretty less active during 2008 and 2009. I miss your works.

  9. sirl
    April 26, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Truly awesome photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Craig
    April 30, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Love the site, Great photo’s!! Keep up the good work Jeff πŸ™‚ I would love to see more of your wonderful pictures of japan.

  11. May 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    This blog is what initially got me interested in Japanese culture. I’ve been following it for years. However, the layout of the site as of late is very unpleasant on the eyes…

    Is there any way I can help polish sushicam’s look? I know my way around WordPress and have experience with web design. Do let me know!

    You have a wonderful blog and I think it’s design should reflect that.

  12. November 6, 2009 at 6:16 am


  13. November 8, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Hi Jeff;

    I have been following you on your web site and Flickr page for a little while now, and I am amazed at the photographs you have captured around Japan. My wife and I will be visiting Japan this xmas break and I was wondering if you might be able to recomend a few places for taking photographs. We will be Japan for 2 1/2 weeks, and will be traveling out of Yokohama. Any ideas or recomendations would be great. Thanks in advance, and thank you for sharing your images on the web!


  14. Karla Urias
    December 26, 2009 at 8:58 am


    Just stumbled upon your flickr stream and then headed on over here to read some of your stories. I’m fascinated -obsessed rather- with both Japan and photography so you brought the best of both worlds into my life on this beautiful Christmas night. Thank you! I look forward to many more of your wonderful photos.

  15. greg
    February 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    How do I view any photos you have of Mt. Fuji??



  16. March 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

    My friend suggestions are messed up. I get no pictures and when I do click on other options, I get a blank page saying I have no matches, no matter what I am trying to do. I thing it is only the letters of suggestions that is affected. Please fix it or remove my name from the mailing list. I want to talk to people, but I have no way to look or respond. I like your photos, I have reccomended your site to my friends in the USA and in Japan. Tony in Sendai, Miyagi

  17. Nadia
    March 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I’m enjoying your photos a lot.

  18. Larry
    March 31, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Hi Jeff,

    Your site was one of my favorites back in the days when I have to work my old boring job. Would browse your site, read all your little advantures and check out the pretty pictures during down times. It’s also one of the main drive that finally got me taking that backpacking trip to Japan last year (3 weeks trip cover Osaka and the surrounding areas, Tokyo and Hokkaido). It was really a great time and in part I have to thank you for it.

    The main reason I’m posting right now is just to ask if there is still any of your older blogs still around that I can read (and the pictures too~). I’ve stopped visiting your site for a while now (personal matters, nothing to do with the quality of your site, which is just as good as I remeber) and kinda want to catch up on all the stuff I missed and what not. Plus I also want another friend who’s interested in Japan to read them too.

    Anyway, thank you for your great work and hope to read more of it again~


  19. Meagan
    April 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    My Mom & I bought a framed photograph at the Bazaar here at Yokota this morning—the one of your girlfriend at the Coke machine. Anyway, I was wondering if you take outdoor photographs of families. LOVE your work!


    P.S. If you are interested…Vistaprint.com offers free business cards (you just pay the shipping)

  20. gricha zurita
    August 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    hi jeff , i have been checking this site since the very begeening and still i am amazed by yor foto qualities! wanted to purchase a digital reflex cam and wwanted your opinion on what to get! thanks

  21. September 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Hello Jeff,
    I have been reading your blog for a while, since I found about your DIY camera (it was probably 2006). One thing I miss are your old posts, after reading about the lomofied DP-1, I started reading your older posts and found plenty of stories and pictures I liked. Months ago I followed a religious ritual in a town in Taiwan and discovered (read: I was told) that most men appearing in the ceremony were gangsters; I couldn’t avoid thinking that something similar was described in one of your old posts (large gangsters in thongs entering a pond with statues on their shoulders). Those posts can still be retrieved at web.archive.org, but … they belong here.

    Are you considering re-adding those posts? I’d be happy to help (PHP/MySQL knowledge/free time aplenty).

  22. January 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    We have them all and the prices are low. This week we are selling most complete lists for under $100. Contact me here for details: mark@greatdatadirect.Co.CC

  23. yanger
    March 18, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Hey Jeff.. me and my wife have been reading your page ever since the beginning (almost) and hope you guys are all ok! Take care and we are praying for everyone’s safety there!

  24. August 22, 2011 at 10:59 am


  25. September 14, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Hello there, You have carried out an admirable job. I should definitely delicious it and I’ll recommend to my local freinds. I know they are going to be taken advantage of this website.

  26. gricha zurita
    December 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Hi ! love you site and photos since the very begeening! im getting an
    E-PL1 with a pan 20mm. but i was wandering if i should get the epl2 or ep3 😦 there is a good variety of lenses now but not shure if i should just go with more pro 😦 !! love your M9 so jalous! so wich olympus pen you recomend? thanks


  27. S Khee
    March 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Jeff, thank you for helping me out just now! I suppose I was incredibly lucky to have only been locked out after the heavy rain had ceased. Well, hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Okinawa! Great photos you have here. πŸ™‚

  28. Allen
    July 11, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Jeff how’ve you been? I havn’t been on this site in a few years, at least. It sure looks a lot different! I remember reading the stories from Pachipro and a few others. I remember you’re from Michigan, as well as I am. We have been dealing with a wicked hot spell these passed few weeks. Setting a few record temperatures along the way. But even then, it still cannot compare to Mie-Ken summers in the end of July…now THOSE are what the definition “Wicked” was created by.

  29. August 5, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Great Blog πŸ™‚ I am really enjoying reading about your travels. Thanks.

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