Events

Nikon Museum holds various events that all visitors can attend.

100th Anniversary special exhibition “Naomi Uemura ― Camera Techniques in Polar Regions”

Dates: January 5, 2017 (Thu) – April 1, 2017 (Sat)

Nikon Museum will hold 100th Anniversary special exhibitions from January 2017. The first exhibition is “Naomi Uemura ― Camera Techniques in Polar Regions”.

Naomi Uemura was a famous Japanese mountaineer and adventurer. His numerous achievements include, reaching the summit of Mt. Everest (the first ascent by a Japanese), being the first in the world to climb the highest peaks on five continents, a 12,000 km solo expedition across the Arctic Circle by dogsled, and success in reaching the North Pole solo by dogsled.

Uemura produced a large number of photographs, including self-portraits, records of his adventures, and photos of the world of ice, in extremely cold situations in which even the pressing of the shutter button was difficult. This exhibition focuses on his camera techniques, and exhibits approximately 20 photo panels and slides, mainly photos taken by Uemura himself during solo expeditions by dogsled to the North Pole and across Greenland in 1978.

In addition, approximately 20 items of equipment which he used during his adventures are on display, such as the NIKON F2 Titanium Uemura Special developed by Nikon for his adventures, the Japanese flag erected by Uemura upon reaching the North Pole, the dogsled used for his solo expedition across Greenland, heavy winter clothing, an exposure meter and a transceiver.

Exhibits Approx. 20 photos and approx. 20 items of equipment
Cooperation Uemura Museum Tokyo, Toyooka-city Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum, Bungeishunju Ltd.
Photo courtesy of Bungeishunju Ltd.

Past Events

Special exhibition “Hana Utage ― Flower Banquet”

Dates October 4, 2016 – December 27, 2016
Exhibits “Petals of the Sun”, “Roses”
Cooperation Shotaro Akiyama Photo Art Museum

Special exhibition “Walk with Yusaku Kamekura”

Dates July 4, 2016 – October 1, 2016
Exhibits Approximately 70 Kamekura-designed items, mainly Nikon materials
Cooperation Yusaku Kamekura Library, Recruit Hodings Co., Ltd. CREATION GALLERY G8, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Osaka Prefectural Expo '70 Commemorative Park Office, JCII Camera Museum, and oters

Special exhibition “The beauty of Mt. Fuji, a mountain beloved beyond time — Koyo Okada”

Dates April 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Exhibits
  • “WAVES OF MOUNTAINS”
  • “SNOW DAY”
  • “WHITE PEAK”
Cooperation Koyo Okada Photo Art Museum

Special exhibition “Through the eyes of Ken DOMON”

Dates January 5, 2016 – March 31, 2016
Exhibits From the second collection of A Pilgrimage through Old Temples
“Right Arms of the Thousand-arm Kannon at the Toshodai-ji”
“Left Arms of the Thousand-arm Kannon at the Toshodai-ji”
Cooperation Ken Domon Museum of Photography

Special exhibition “Ihei Kimura — Lass”

Dates October 17, 2015 – December 26, 2015
Exhibits “Lass”