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Information from Nikon Museum, including information relating to events other than special exhibitions.

New Movies at the Museum Theater — “Tsugaru in the garden” and “Etude at the helipad”

Screening from October 1, 2019 (Tue)

Nikon will begin screening two new movies, “Tsugaru in the garden” and “Etude at the helipad”, at the Nikon Museum Theater from October 1, 2019.

“Tsugaru in the garden” features a powerful Tsugaru Shamisen performance in a Japanese garden. “Etude at the helipad” features a flute performance at a helipad. Both these short movies include dramatic, cinematic scenes.

To record these movies, Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras and 13 types of NIKKOR lenses, including a fisheye lens and an ultra-telephoto lens with a 500mm focal length, were used. They record beautiful images and sound, as well as demonstrating the characteristics and appealing performances of the lenses, such as differences in image angle, rendering, and bokeh (the quality of the out-of-focus areas).

Movies “Tsugaru in the garden”
Performer: Norm Nakamura
Piece performed: Tsugaru Jongara Bushi
Running time: approximately 4 minutes 20 seconds
“Etude at the helipad”
Performer: Jeong Inae
Piece performed: 24 Etudes for flute Op.15 No.3/J. Andersen
Running time: approximately 3 minutes 20 seconds
A scene from “Tsugaru in the garden”
A scene from “Etude at the helipad”
Shooting scenery

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Research on Brain Networks and Nikon Super Resolution Microscopes”

Screening from September 4, 2019 (Wed)

Nikon will begin screening a new movie, “Research on Brain Networks and Nikon Super Resolution Microscopes”, at the Nikon Museum Theater from September 4, 2019.

This movie is an on-site interview with Professor Shigeo Okabe M.D., Ph.D. of the Department of Cellular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.
Professor Okabe talked to us about his research into brain networks and the possibilities of its application in such medical fields as dementia treatment, how his research is supported by the major features of the Nikon N-SIM Super Resolution Microscope, and new research results concerning nerve cells acquired using N-SIM images.

  • *This is the 4th 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 6

This movie, with the exception of images provided by others, was filmed using Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Movie Professionals & Nikon ④
Research on Brain Networks and Nikon Super Resolution Microscopes
Cooperation Shigeo Okabe M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cellular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

New theater space screening high resolution movies with the theme “Through the Lens”

Screening from July 29, 2019 (Mon)

Nikon Museum has opened a new theater space featuring a 4K projector and 200-inch flat screen.

Nikon has been involved in photographic lenses for over 90 years, producing more than 100 million NIKKOR brand interchangeable lenses. In any era, lenses are an indispensable component in capturing the real world in 2D images. With the rapid evolution of digital cameras, lenses have become increasingly important. In this new theater space, Nikon will screen a wide variety of movies with the theme “Through the Lens” to demonstrate to museum visitors what lenses are capable of.

In the first screening, the following two movies taken by photographer Naomichi Seo using Z-series full-frame mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR lenses are being shown from July 29.

four seasons in Japan

A movie that captures the four seasons in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Effectively mixing still images, the movie colorfully represents the beauty of nature.

TOKYO landscape

A movie that that uses time lapse photography to capture crowds and buildings in Tokyo, providing a unique and cool feeling contrasting the motion of clouds, cars and crowds with the stillness of buildings.

Movies four seasons in Japan
TOKYO landscape
New theater space
A scene from “four seasons in Japan”
A scene from “TOKYO landscape”

Commemorative exhibition for 60th anniversary of Nikon F “F History”

Dates: May 7, 2019 (Tue) – Late March, 2020

Nikon Museum is holding the “F History” exhibition from May 7, 2019 to late March, 2020, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F, Nikon’s first SLR camera with interchangeable lenses.

The Nikon F was released in 1959 by Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku), and is one of the most famous film SLR cameras. It was used worldwide by many photographers, both professional and amateur. The Nikon “F-mount” lens mount system, originally created for the Nikon F, has also been used for over 60 years and is still provided on the latest Nikon digital SLR cameras, and symbolizes Nikon’s reliability and heritage.

In this exhibition, 27 models of SLR camera bearing the single digit “F” are exhibited, from the Nikon F (released in 1959) to the F6 (released in 2004 and still available). We hope you will enjoy seeing the evolution of Nikon SLR cameras.

Exhibits 27 models of SLRs designated by the letter “F”, from the Nikon F to the F6, with commentary.

Past Events

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

Screening from March 4, 2019
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
Additional movie Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ③
Viaduct Construction and Nikon Total Station
Cooperation Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited
Obayashi Corporation

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.

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