“Take pictures, print and send them to somebody you love while you’re traveling.”
In 2017 we’re going to open a hostel with a print laboratory right in the middle of Kyoto, in Kyoto’s biggest shopping arcade: Sanjo Shopping Arcade. William Henry Fox Talbot, who lived over 200 years ago, was one of the pioneers of modern film photography. We hope we can show you the same sensation Talbot might have felt when he completed his first printing: a photo of a leaf.
In recent years, the number of dark rooms is decreasing. To remind the world of the magnificent creation that is silver halide photography, a print-collector living in New York City is getting this show back on the road!
We will run a workshop everyday, where you can learn the basics about image development and print in under two hours, with no prior knowledge or equipment required! The dark room is available for hostel guests 12 a.m - 6 a.m. (Please make sure to make a reservation.)
The bar space hosts several famous original printings from around the world, as well as a number of rare photo books.
We’re also planning workshops with well known photographers and are getting ready to throw some very fancy parties! Come visit and join us!