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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.


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

Photo courtesy of Bungeishunju Ltd.

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.

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

"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