Tokyo Jazz Joint Photo Project, Ahoy!

I’m very pleased to announce the start of Tokyo Jazz Joints, a new photo project collaboration between myself and photographer Philip Arneill. Philip proposed the idea to go around some of the older jazz kissaten and bars to try and capture their essence visually, to preserve a record of these special places before they all close down. I had wanted to do a project like this for some time so jumped at the opportunity.

To date we have visited 15 jazz joints (many already briefly profiled here on Tokyo Jazz Site) and plan to visit at least one or two weekly going forward, with the ultimate aim of holding an exhibition and creating a book. This is an exciting new project to embark on and one that I hope will compliment what I am doing here on Tokyo Jazz Site. Please follow along at and on Twitter at @tokyojazzjoints!

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*