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CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show

Which kind of camera is best? Mirrorless or SLR? It's hard to say, but as for the best camera exhibition in Japan, it's got to be CP+. And, in this installment of "On Site," budding photographer Akira Daniel Duncan will bring you the latest and greatest from all the major Japanese makers. As to which is the best... well, that's up to you.

CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show

Schedule: Feb. 23 - 26, 2017
Location: Pacifico Yokohama

The camera industry is truly vast in scope. And knowing the latest trends in accessories and equipment is essential for any true camera aficionado. To be sure, that means visiting every nook and cranny of this all-encompassing exhibition. Lately, Japanese camera manufacturers are focusing on quality over variety when it comes to their newest models; most are high-end, and high-quality, with a price tag to match. In particular, it seems that luxury-grade mirrorless models are a growing trend. Their performance, and the number of different lenses available continue to improve. Many entry- and mid-range SLR models have also seen significant performance upgrades. Highlights from our coverage include incredible mirrorless and SLR offerings from all the major players, incredible used cameras and lenses from the pre-digital age, and high-speed basketball shots!

  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- FUJIFILM Corporation.
Midtown West 7-3, Akasaka 9-chome, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052 JAPAN

- Panasonic Corporation.
1006 Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture 571-8501 JAPAN

- Olympus Corporation.
Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 163-0914 JAPAN

- Nikon Corporation.
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato City, Tokyo 108-6290 JAPAN

- Yamagen Camera,
Ichijodori, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture 590-0048 JAPAN

- Ricoh Company, Ltd.
8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-8222 JAPAN

- Sony Marketing Inc.
2-10-1 Osaki, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 141-8610 JAPAN

- Canon Inc.
3-30-2 Shimomaruko, Ota City, Tokyo 146-0092 JAPAN

Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers

Zori are traditional Japanese sandals. They come in a range of styles and materials. In particular, a very unique version of this fabulous footwear came from a long-distance collaboration between a studio in Aomori Prefecture and the third-generation president of a knitting business in Tokyo. Try them on for size in our "+Style" report.

Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers

A small knitting factory in the old downtown Tokyo is where the woven zori brand MERI originated. Zori are traditional Japanese footwear that resemble flip-flops, and MERI's were developed with the cooperation of a studio in Aomori Prefecture that had been making zori using scrap fabric as a way to revitalize the local community. To enhance the sophistication of their look, the factory took hints from Scandinavian design, poured its efforts into branding, and began doing business with overseas shops and major Japanese department stores. It now sells in stores at places like Narita and Haneda airports, as well as in Tokyo station. This was a survival strategy by the third-generation head of the company who wanted to break away from doing subcontract work. The results are as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable; they also make the perfect souvenir from Japan.

  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers
  • Traditional Footwear Turned into Slippers

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- Orange Tokyo Ltd.
1F 1-12-10 Kamezawa, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0014 JAPAN

Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule

In this week's most hospitable "Special Report," we check out, or rather check in, at a hotel in a class of its own. Capsule hotels feature rooms that aren't much bigger than the mattress you sleep on, but are surprisingly comfortable. Tomoko Maeda will show you how to make the most of these tiny-yet-terrific accommodations.

The capsule hotel holds a special place in the hearts of Japan-o-philes. They've become a can't-miss destination for visitors from overseas. Book and Bed Tokyo is a particularly special example, offering reading material in English, as well as Japanese, with the beds tucked in between the bookshelves. And then there's "nine hours," a more sleep-focused offering that just opened its latest branch in Tokyo. Accommodations for men and women are on separate floors, and are accessed via separate elevators. And their pod-style capsules look straight out of a sci-fi movie. According to company president, Keisuke Yui, rather than miniature hotel rooms, they developed their capsules as "sleeping equipment." Made of fiber-reinforced plastic, the units are much more spacious and comfortable than you might think. They even provide desk space for those traveling on business. Enjoy your stay!

  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule
  • Convenience and Comfort in a Capsule

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- nine hours
1-4-15 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-0073 JAPAN

- R-Store Ltd.
#101 Mansion Gajoen 2nd Bldg. 4-5-26 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 141-0021 JAPAN

- First Cabin Inc.
3-2 Kioicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0094 JAPAN

- Business in New City.
53 Nishidouri, Fukutomi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0042 JAPAN

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