Making Photo Books in Japan

 

Pokemon photo book (very popular)

Pokemon photo book (very popular)

There are a lot of services on the web for making photo books, although many of them cost more to ship from the US back to Japan than the actual making of the book. I thought it might be useful to have a look at a book making service in Japan which is offered by Camera Kitamura.

Camera Kitamura
Camera Kitamura (カメラキタムラ)have over 1,200 stores throughout Japan with many of them offering the print book service. Camera Kitamura’s service range from instore printing, camera sales, print book and accessory printing services, and they also have a good net community for photographers including regular photo contests.

Japan Themed Books
They offer a wide variety of books to print including these “very Japan” Pokemon and Hello Kitty themes.

Pokemon themed Photo book

Pokemon themed Photo book

Hello Kitty themed photo book

Hello Kitty themed photo book

You can also make more traditional style photo books in different layouts and sizes with a choice of hard cover or soft cover.

Many layouts to choose from to create your unique photo book

Many layouts to choose from to create your unique photo book

If an entire book seems to much bother you can also opt for a 1 photo accessory piece with plenty of choices.

Try putting your childs face on a character key chain

Try putting your childs face on a character key chain

There is also the Kimono version

There is also the Kimono version

Your own face on one of these might be too scary for some

Your own face on one of these might be too scary for some

an aluminum key chain with photo

an aluminum key chain with photo

Mouse pad cover can be quality printed also

Mouse pad cover can be quality printed also

Print your own brand bags

Print your own brand bags

If you want to make a quality photo book with a simple design then the following series would be a good choice. For YEN 5,800 you can print a 20 page hard cover book. For an additional cost you can print up to 80 pages.

The simple layout photo album with hard cover YEN 5,800 (20 pages)

The simple layout photo album with hard cover YEN 5,800 (20 pages)

There are many different sizes for the kids books. The small books would be a great present for a child to carry around with and enjoy the pictures.

From small to big, plenty of choice on size

From small to big, plenty of choice on size

The staff at Camera Kitamura are available to help with operating the software in store, or alternatively you can design and order a book on their photo book website.

6 thoughts on “Making Photo Books in Japan”

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  2. Billy says:

    Pretty cool info that you've pointed out in this post. Mouse pads ideas are endless.

    1. Shibuya246 says:

      Yes, your own original mousepad for YEN 1,000 is a pretty good deal. I like the bags as well 🙂

      Check out Billy's site at <a href=”http://tune-in-tokyo.com” target=”_blank”>http://tune-in-tokyo.com or on Twitter http://twitter.com/BillyDecola @BillyDecola

  3. Billy says:

    Thanks for showing some love!

  4. This is Totally cool. Loved it.

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