in Japan, there is an unbreakable interest to use the tradional film.
Many japanese photographers took part at the Photocontest with
impressive results. Look here:
We can more understand the activities around the tradtional films,
if we know that in Japan young artist have a more closer confidence to
BW-films. The enhusiasm to take pics,developing and printing pics from B&W negatives continue to exist.
There are a lot of film-centric Japanese publications. A lot of them somewhat nostalgic, but apparently aimed at young women. It's a current fashion?