Events

Nikon Museum holds uniquely themed special exhibitions and events relating to Nikon products and businesses.

Special Exhibition “Nikon Museum Special Collection”

Dates: April 2, 2019 (Tue) – June 29, 2019 (Sat)

Nikon Museum will hold the “Nikon Museum Special Collection” from April 2 to June 29, 2019.

Nikon Museum houses approximately 40,000 materials spanning Nikon’s 100-year history. This special exhibition comprises approximately 30 items that include products released between the 1930’s and 1990’s. This is a very rare exhibition that illustrates heretofore unknown aspects of Nikon’s history through materials from a wide range of categories such as cameras, measuring instruments and industrial equipment. In addition, the movie “EYES OF SCIENCE”, produced by Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku) in 1966, will be continuously played on a special screen.

Major exhibits

Anemometric theodolite (1930), Fisheye Nikkor 16.5mm F8 (1941), Nikon S Black (1951), Television Projection Devices (1955), Nikon 50mm Astrocamera (1971), Nikon F50 Gold (1997), etc.

Exhibits Approx. 30 items including cameras, measuring instruments and industrial equipment
“EYES OF SCIENCE” movie
“EYES OF SCIENCE” movie

High-quality short movies in 4K UHD taken with Nikon Z 7 camera

Screening from March 4, 2019 (Mon)

Nikon will begin screening 4K movies of a person, red-crowned cranes, airliners and a night landscape taken with the Nikon Z 7 on Nikon Museum's large (approximately 100 inch) screen from March 4, 2019.

These are short movies of about three-minutes duration, and introduce the superior movie-creating capabilities of the Nikon Z 7. We hope that they promote interest in producing videos among still-image photographers.

A relaxing time (short movie of a woman)
A movie that captures changes in a woman’s facial expressions, signs and motions, which cannot be represented in still images. This movie was mainly taken with the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens.
Red-crowned Crane (short movie of cranes)
A movie of red-crowned cranes, which are popular among photographers. It was mainly taken with AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lenses.
Beyond the sky (short movie of airliners)
This movie shows the elegant shapes and smooth motion of airliners that take-off from and land at Haneda Airport. It was mainly taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens.
TOKYO from the air (nightscape movie taken from a helicopter)
This movie captures the beautiful nightscape of Tokyo, from dusk to night time. It was taken with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, without the use of vibration reduction devices normally used for aerial photography.
Short movies A relaxing time (short movie of a woman)
Red-crowned Crane (short movie of cranes)
Beyond the sky (short movie of airliners)
TOKYO from the air (nightscape movie taken from a helicopter)

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station”

Screening from February 12, 2019 (Tue)

Nikon will begin screening a new movie, “Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station”, at Nikon Museum's theater from February 12, 2019.

For this movie, we conducted an on-site interview of the site engineer of the Nakajima Viaduct construction site (Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka). The Nakajima Viaduct is an approximately 500 m long part of the Shin-Tomei Expressway with a maximum height of 46 m.

This movie illustrates the difficulties in leading a construction project safely and smoothly, and the joy and satisfaction of the job, while also introducing the Nikon “Nivo-Z” Total Station that facilitates large viaduct construction.

  • *This is the third episode of Nikon Museum's “Professionals & Nikon” original movie series, which focuses on skilled professionals and the Nikon products that support their work.

Filmed using Nikon Z 7

This movie was filmed using Nikon Z 7 cameras, Z-mount lenses and F-mount lenses, with some exceptions such as aerial shots. We hope you enjoy this high-definition movie in full-frame 4K UHD.

Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ③
Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station
Cooperation Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited
Obayashi Corporation

Past Events

Special Exhibition “Rokuro Yoshida Photo Exhibition — Snow Crystals”

Dates October 2, 2018 – December 27, 2018
Exhibits 60 photos of snow crystals
Movie “Observation of Snow and Crystals” (1960, Toei)
Commentary panels explaining the formation and classification of snow crystals, etc.
Large photo panels
Arrangement Mr. Akifumi Yoshida
Cooperation Toei Company
The Nakaya Ukichiro Foundation
The Ukichiro Nakaya Museum of Snow And Ice
Dr. Akira Yamashita, Emeritus Professor of Osaka Kyoiku University
The late Dr. Keiji Higuchi, Emeritus Professor of Nagoya University, and his family

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Sunflower Satsuma Ferry and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from December 10, 2018
Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ②
Sunflower Satsuma Ferry and Nikon Binoculars
Cooperation Ferry Sunflower Limited

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5”

Screening from November 1, 2018
Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ①
Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5
Cooperation Seiko Instruments Inc.
Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc.

Special Exhibition “Prototype Lenses — Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera”

Dates October 2, 2018 – December 27, 2018
Exhibits Approx. 60 prototype lenses
Sample photos

Celebrating 100,000 visitors

Achieved July 7, 2018

New Movies at the Museum Theater

Screening from May 14, 2018
Additional movie Testuro Goto Interview ① Nikon space cameras that contributed to space
Tetsuro Goto Interview ② Special Cameras for the Adventurer Naomi Uemura
Testuro Goto Interview ③ Special Nikon Camera for Author Seicho Matsumoto

Special Exhibition “100 Years of Nikon Binoculars”

Dates July 3, 2018 – September 29, 2018
Exhibits Approx. 300 binoculars
Product brochures
Women’s dresses
Cooperation The National Museum of Nature and Science
Sugino Gakuen Dressmaker Gakuin

Special Exhibition “Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR — a Genealogy of the World’s Highest Resolution Lenses”

Dates April 3, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Exhibitions About 40 lenses including Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR lenses
About 40 electronic devices

Special Exhibition “HIROTA’S F PERIOD”

Dates January 5, 2018 – March 31, 2018
Exhibits 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 – December 27, 2017
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
Brochure library
The history of Nikon survey instruments
Audio guide service
Staff uniforms

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
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”