PhotoMaps has been deleted. It had maps showing where camera shops, photo galleries, etc., were located in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.
However, the maps were quite old, and some (or much) of the info was out of date. Sorry that I never got around to updating or expanding the maps. If I ever do update them, it will be with an online map like Google Maps (if they ever provide a good online map of Japan in English).
Sorry folks, PhotoHistory has ended with the year 2006. I wasn’t able to write it for 2007 and 2008, and don’t have the motivation to continue updating PhotoHistory. I know it’s one of the more popular sections of PhotoGuide Japan, but other projects have occupied my time.
All the PhotoHistory Web pages will remain online.
New book called “The Companies We Keep 2” by Bob Sigall has been published with my photo of the Iolani Palace snow sculpture at the Sapporo Snow Festival is highlighted by a Hawaiian TV show called “NightTime with Andy Bumatai.” They showed my photo and mentioned my name.