I love Tokyo and want to share pictures of it with the world. But, I’ll tell you something. It isn’t cheap doing that. There are so many expenses. Here are some of them:

  • Entry fees are expensive. Tokyo Skytree is ¥2000, just for the lower deck! F1 tickets at Suzuka cost a pretty penny! There is so much in and near Tokyo I want to show you but I need money to do it.
  • Transport (I need to catch trains, buses, and even taxis)
  • Camera gear! It can be super expensive. 
  • Photo gear also needs to be replaced when it is damaged or breaks. Warranties are only one year. Also, did you know camera shutters are rated for a certain amount of clicks? The XT-3 is good for 150000 and mine is well past that number. 
  • All the photos on this website are edited. I pay subscriptions for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The website itself needs to be paid for too.
  • If I take a day off work to attend an event (e.g. Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo Marathon, etc.) it’s at my own expense.

And these are only some of the expenses. There are others of course. They burn a huge hole in my pocket. It’s hard to keep up at times. What I earn from my various jobs doesn’t always cover everything.

Sometimes I can’t go to events because of the cost. That needs to change. I want to show you more of this city through my photos. Don’t you want to see more?

And that is my dream, to make this website my full-time job. I want to spend every day creating material here for you to consume. It’s a big task, but Tokyo is completely worth it!

So, I’d like to ask you for help. If you value this website and want to see it continue to grow, would you support me? I hope you will say yes! Please use the QR code below or this Stripe link to give.

Yours sincerely,

Rohan Gillett

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P.S. If you want to learn more about me, look at my About Me page.