He takes his time getting his shots right, as the rebels he hangs out with shout from both sides of the street: “Run! Run! There are snipers. Run!”

But he ignores them, finishes shooting and casually walks away with photos that he will later post on his Facebook page to share with his friends.

“I’m not a target for snipers because I’m a tourist, not like you journalists,” he told a reporter. “Besides, I’m not afraid if they shoot at me or that they might kill me. I’m a combination of samurai and kamikaze.”

Fujimoto won’t even wear a helmet or a flack jacket.

“They are very heavy when it comes to running and it’s more fun to go to the front without anything. Besides, when they shoot it’s fun and exciting.”

Fujimoto said his employers don’t know he’s in Syria.