Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography   東京都写真美術館

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Photo of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Meguro.

Photo of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Meguro.

Photo of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Meguro.

Photo of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Meguro.

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"For me, photography, or art, it is an encounter. This is why it is "moving" rather than "doing"

Nobuyoshi Araki

In poppy-red briquette, the Museum of Photography in Ebisu has four floors of exhibits by contemporary photographers from around the world. A gallery devoted to images and technologies, as well as a collection focused on the work of Japanese photographers enrich this cultural institution.

After the automatic gates, which forcefully swallow your transport ticket, turn left and step onto the endless black ribbon that will lead you to the exit: the Sky Walker, travelator leading toYebisu square where the museum is located. A good five-minute journey during which you can look at the ads for Ebisu beer, a famous that brand owns part of the neighborhood. Yebisu is a huge square with a pell-mell of cafes, restaurants, shops, as well as the beer museum and the Garden Hall / Room, a theater.

The museum, which is decidely modern, presents its photographs in a space that is airy and design, in cool shades, to bring out the full aesthetic merit of its prints. In the basement, animation and cinematography are given place of honor, while the second floor features temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection is located on the third floor and you can see some of the best shots of the nineteenth century. A bookstore - stationery store -on the ground floor sells specific books, posters and catalogs.


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