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Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Meguro

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The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is an art museum concentrating on photography.As the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, it was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and is in Meguro-ku, a short walk from Ebisu station in southwest Tokyo. The museum also has a movie theater.Until 2014, the museum nicknamed itself "Syabi" (pronounced shabi); since 2016, it has called itself "Top Museum".History and exhibitionsThe Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 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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  • A 10-minute walk from Ebisu station takes as both inside and outside the Museum of photography, located in the Yebisu Garden place. At the time of the visit, the International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions ebisu 2017 period allows more free entry was in La In addition to a variety of video displays photo display a lot.
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  • Some of the photography in this museum is stunningly beautiful The museum is located near the Brick End side of Yebisu Garden alongside the train tracks.  more »
  • 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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  • After being closed for 2 years of renovations, the TOP is back and is not only hosting contemporary photography, but also mixed media including video as well as live talks from the artists. Unfortunately many of these may only be in Japanese without translation, but all the artwork on display has English translations of their descriptions. One of very few free museums in Tokyo, only certain exhibits require a fee to be paid. Otherwise it's very easy to get lost for an hour or so looking at the different exhibits.
  • It was recently renovated. One of my favorite exhibitions is the word press photo. Sometimes, there are free exhibitions.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful space with interesting exhibits. A bit pricey to see everything.
  • The place is closed under remodeling. Open until fall. Don't waste your time going here