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.
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.
Approx. 30 items including cameras, measuring instruments and industrial equipment
“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.
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.
Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ③
Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station
Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited
Special Exhibition “Rokuro Yoshida Photo Exhibition — Snow Crystals”
|Dates||October 2, 2018 – December 27, 2018|
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|
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|
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|
Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ①
Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5
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|
Approx. 60 prototype lenses
Celebrating 100,000 visitors
|Achieved||July 7, 2018|
New Movies at the Museum Theater
|Screening from||May 14, 2018|
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|
Approx. 300 binoculars
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|