First Press Photography Project


How do you honour Kirin’s first press brewing technique? Apply the same method to photography.

We sent a camera loaded with a roll of 35mm film to photographers in Japan with one rule, capture a photo with their First Press. The camera travelled across Tokyo from photographer to photographer, giving them each the chance to capture purity with their first press of the shutter button. For many of them it was a completely different way of creating something. It forced them to slow down, focus and wait for the right moment.

The Kirin First Press Photography Project, brings to life Kirin Megumi’s unique product benefit in a way that authentically engages with Kirin’s primary audience.

Watch the 30sec Vertical version here for Mobile.


Pictured above: First Press Photography images by (from left to right) Masa Onikata, Naoko Chaio & Richard Lee