Tokyo Lens

About Tokyo Lens

Tokyo Lens started as a YouTube made almost entirely to document the life behind my tsugaru shamisen and photography journey.
Since starting the channel in the summer of 2017, it has grown into a community and a lifestyle built around creating, and positive thinking.

With content ranging from documentaries and adventures, to lifestyle, music, Japan roadtrips and so much more,
there’s a little something for everyone~

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Check out the Tokyo Lens Podcast

An old blog that I have re-purposed into a gallery.

or a few of my favorites video series

A Few of my Favorite Projects

The Ramen Documentary

In Northern Japan, hidden within the mountains, there is a town that every single Japanese person knows the name of. A Town that you may have never heard of.



One hour from Tokyo… An emotional story – by Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura

This video became the base and several videos to follow. This was a project I had the chance to do in the middle of 2018 where I went out to the village of Shunran no sato in the Ishikawa prefecture of Japan. I spent 2 days in the area meeting the locals and experiencing the area and its culture. The project hit me hard as the area was filled with beauty and wonder, but is faced with one major struggle… Similar to many areas, Shunran no sato suffers from an aging society where all of the youth leave the community. But they have a plan…


Tokyo Secret Spots and….

This video is a recent favorite. It is a collaborative video with my good friend Lukasz Palka from Eyexplore (
Our goal going into this project was to share a few beautiful Tokyo Secrets, and one or two interesting concepts for capturing Tokyo that most people might not think of.

The video became an instant favorite of mine, not just for how much fun I had in both the shoot, and the edit, but for the end result and how much I was able to take away from the experience. This particular video included a very special guest from back home, which really added to the experience as well. The photo adventure that Lukasz took us on is something that I would recommend for every single person who makes their way to Japan. An amazing way to build and capture memories while here.

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Have an amazing day, and I will see you all again, real soon.

Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura