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Toward the next 100 years

The Nikon Museum opened on October 17, 2015 for the 100th anniversary of Nikon's foundation in 2017. Nikon has been providing unique value throughout the world on a foundation of optical and precision technologies.
At the Nikon Museum you will see how Nikon has progressed to what it is today.
Here, we hope that you gain an appreciation of Nikon's aspirations since its foundation, and for how we have evolved.


Special exhibition “Hana Utage ― Flower Banquet”

"Petals of the Sun" (circa 1980)

Shotaro Akiyama established his status as a mainstream photographer through portraits of actresses, and began his lifework of photographing flowers when he was in his mid-forties. The Nikon Museum will exhibit two pieces ― "Petals of the Sun" (circa 1980) and "Roses" (circa 1980) ― from his "Hana Utage" collection. Both are large-format photographs, in frames, and approx. 900 x 900mm. Please enjoy the bewitching beauty and power of his works.

Dates October 4, 2016 (Tue) – December 27, 2016 (Tue)
Exhibits "Petals of the Sun", "Roses"
Cooperation Shotaro Akiyama Photo Art Museum


Nikon Museum is closed on October 3 (Mon) in order to prepare for a special exhibition.
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Special exhibition "Walk with Yusaku Kamekura"

Yusaku Kamekura is one of Japan's most important graphic designers. He created many materials for Nikon from the 1950s onward.
Kamekura created Nikon's logo, designed the exterior of the single-lens reflex camera Nikon F and also many Nikon posters, catalogs, instruction manuals, and other materials. His designs have played a significant role in bringing the Nikon brand to maturity.
Nikon Museum will exhibit approximately 70 Kamekura-designed items, including Nikon materials, and expo posters, as well as logos for many companies and organizations.

Yusaku Kamekura
Photographed circa 1980

Nikon SP poster (1957)

Dates July 4, 2016 (Mon) – October 1, 2016 (Sat)
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