If you're a UK based Japanophile (like us) then we thoroughly recommend the exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Photobooks currently showing at the Photographer's Gallery in London. Curated by our good friend Jason Evans, and Ivan Vartanian, this show offers a wonderful and diverse insight into Japan and Japanese culture through a purely visual medium. There's a large table in the middle of the exhibition space to sit and leaf through the pages of any of the multitude of photography books on display. It's a little like browsing at one of the killer bookshops in Tokyo.
There's an online Tumblr page too for a taste of some of what's on offer: contemporaryjapanesephotobooks.tumblr.com/
The exhibition is open until September 9th. Cannot recommend enough!