Nikon Museum holds uniquely themed special exhibitions and events relating to Nikon products and businesses.
Special Exhibition “HIROTA’S F PERIOD”
Dates: January 5, 2018 (Fri) – March 31, 2018 (Sat)
Nikon Museum will hold the Special Exhibition “HIROTA’S F PERIOD” from January 5 to March 31, 2018.
Naotaka Hirota is one of the world’s top railroad photographers, taking attractive railroad photographs that are rich in humanity for over 60 years. He has been acclaimed by “TRAINS” magazine, a railroad magazine in the USA, as well as magazines and books published in Japan.
In this exhibition, we will display over 60 black-and-white photos selected from the photo collection “HIROTA’S F PERIOD”, which was published in 2009 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of him becoming a photographer. They were taken from between 1961 to around 1970 using a Nikon F SLR camera, and include photos of steam locomotives. In addition, we provide movies using new photos taken by Mr. Hirota, and also display photo equipment, such as Nikon F and NIKKOR lenses, that were used by Mr. Hirota for shooting.
Naotaka Hirota was born in 1935 in Tokyo, now 82 years old, and is one of the world’s top railroad photographers.
He is called “a god of railroad photography” for his approach to photography and his personality. He has loved railroads since he was 1 year old, and began to take railroad photos from the age of 15. After his graduation from university, he worked at an office, and then started to work as a freelance photographer from 1960.
|Exhibitions||Over 60 photos
Movies including a special interview
Movies of new photographs
Photo equipment, etc.
Fourth (Final) 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “The World of F-mount NIKKOR”
Dates: October 3, 2017 (Tue) – December 27, 2017 (Wed)
Nikon Museum will hold an exhibition entitled “The World of F-mount NIKKOR” from October 3 to December 27, 2017 as the fourth and final 100th anniversary special exhibition.
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released Nikon’s first interchangeable lens SLR camera, the Nikon F. F-mount NIKKOR lenses were sold as interchangeable lenses exclusively for the Nikon F. In the 58 years from 1959 to 2017, Nikon has developed and released more than 450 types of F-mount NIKKOR lenses.
In this exhibition, Nikon will exhibit approximately 400 F-mount NIKKOR lenses belonging to the Nikon Museum, and a celestial globe that uses the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 with a 220° angle of view as its projector lens. Panels explaining the evolution of and changes to NIKKOR lenses, and sample images photographed using approximately 20 types of interchangeable lenses, from a 6mm fisheye lens to a 2000mm telephoto lens, are also exhibited.
|Exhibits||Approximately 400 F-mount NIKKOR lenses, a celestial globe with a Fisheye NIKKOR lens, and more|
Updating of exhibits and changes to staff uniforms
|Dates||July 24, 2017|
|Major changes||Hands-on corner
Telephoto lenses and prototypes
The history of Nikon survey instruments
Audio guide service
The Third 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition ”A Century of Memories — David Douglas Duncan”
|Dates||July 4, 2017 – September 30, 2017|
|Exhibits||24 photographs, interviews, and more|
|Cooperation||Joseph McNally Studio
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
The Second 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Prototype Cameras — Developers' Memories”
|Dates||April 4, 2017 – July 1, 2017|
|Exhibits||Approx. 40 prototype cameras|
100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Naomi Uemura — Camera Techniques in Polar Regions”
|Dates||January 5, 2017 – April 1, 2017|
|Exhibits||Approx. 20 photos and approx. 20 items of equipment|
|Cooperation||Uemura Museum Tokyo, Toyooka-city Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum, Bungeishunju Ltd.|
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|
|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|