Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Meguro

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is an art museum focused on photography. The museum was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and is located in Meguro-ku, a short walk from Ebisu station in southwest Tokyo. The museum also has a movie theaterThe museum nicknames itself "Syabi" (pronounced shabi.)History and exhibitionsThe museum opened in a temporary building in 1990 and moved to its current building in Yebisu Garden Place in 1995. At that time, it was one of the first photography galleries in Japan not to be dedicated to the works of a single photographer. Most of the exhibitions since then have been themed rather than devoted to a single photographer, but exhibitions have been dedicated to such photographers of the past as Berenice Abbott (1990) and Tadahiko Hayashi (1993–94), and also to living photographers including Martin Parr (2007) and Hiromi Tsuchida (2008).In order to appeal to children as well as adults, the gallery holds exhibitions of anime and video games.The library of the gallery has a substantial collection of books of photographs.As of late 2008, the gallery has no printed catalogue or electronic catalogue available externally. However, the book 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers presents a comment on and a small reproduction of a sample photograph of each of over three hundred photographers represented in the permanent collection of the gallery at the turn of the millennium. Most of the individual exhibitions are accompanied by printed catalogues; as is customary in Japan, most of these lack ISBNs and are not distributed as are regular books, their sales instead being limited to the museum itself.
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  • And photo exhibition called was image exhibition in the art gallery in Ginza area here is very photo gallery. And several temporary exhibitions are on at the same time. There is an avant-garde project containing the video. I think highlights hidden but not well known films but cannot see the hall facilities.
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  • During the period of trans-admission free! I came for the first time after the. Atrium lobby is bright and pleasant, new facilities such as toilets, and comfortable. There was a spectacular, is not a large Museum, but all exhibition rooms are used in this plan. On weekday afternoons, empty Cafe. When it comes used the sky walk from Ebisu station, back out on the opposite side, I walked to the Meguro station. Meguro station is about 15 minutes? It was just a nice walk.
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  • It later walked around the small gallery in Ebisu, Ebisu image Festival being visited. I think Jaco usually know what exhibitions, but other exhibits in rich video, technology and equipment are prepared to work. Staff, staff and wardens have been properly, so you can see well. Small souvenir shop is a lot of interesting things.
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  • Three floors of visual mirth - thought provocative, intense, global artistry. Very powerful statement, reopening after renovation with Hiroshi Sugimoto complex world representation & winners of the 59th World Press Photo Contest. Open late Thursday & Friday! Check the schedule for films & lectures.
  • The place is closed under remodeling. Open until fall. Don't waste your time going here
  • What a fantastic place! There is a huge collection of modern photography.
  • Excellent exhibition started today of Hatakeyama Naoya. Really worth going!
  • Reopened after 2 years of renovation! Great hangout spot for photography lovers with individual exhibitions ranging around 1000 yen entrance fee. Also, the cafe at 1F is great too. (Oct 2016) in 9/2016 renovated and reopened. Please come and see photos like that. Individual exhibition was about ¥ 1000 entrance fee. Nice first floor Café! (10/2016 time)
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