Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Meguro

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3.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • The museum has been renovated in 2016. Check the current exhibit and if it's of interest you can be confident that the display will be thoughtful and beautifully mounted. 
  • We had high hopes for the newly reopened museum of photography. We were rushed into purchasing a combined ticket for both exhibitions when entering, which was a big mistake! We assumed this covered th...  read more »
  • Please stop by when you come to play in the Yebisu Garden place. There were many fine people, but may be made of the Metropolitan. There were a lot of foreigners. Building is very fresh and Nice, was stylish and the exhibition space.
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  • 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!
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  • Around the world is the number still works, photo image collection dedicated to exhibiting the Museum. Photography Photographer in the past had information beyond simply works of art, ranging from representations of photojournalism, familiar things, photos, etc. are exhibited according to various angles and a variety of perspectives, and various historical themes. 30000 points almost museum pieces, but seems to have put power art collection exhibition of more than. Because it is painting more than many works of non-collection, 相成tte technical innovation of expression increases rapidly compared with other art works and is wide. The permanent exhibition, at that time, also tried to keep in mind that must now exhibition often. Fascinated by photography or such lesser degree or have real power and what it makes it enormously what and what they do, such as, "that era, the place ' why felt there is intention, publicly accused of 'strength' works.
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