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

Special Movies to be shown together with “The History of Optical Glass” Special Exhibition

Screening from October 11, 2022 (Tue)

Nikon Museum is screening three movies introducing optical and synthetic silica glass production from October 11, 2022 (Tue), as special movies to accompany “The History of Optical Glass” special exhibition, which is currently being shown.

“Optical glass production using continuous melting”

This movie introduces optical glass production using the continuous melting method, which is currently the main production method, along with processes from material blending to melting, processing and pre-shipment inspection.

“Synthetic silica glass production”

This is a movie that introduces the production of synthetic silica glass. It explains the composition of silica glass, the grinding of an ingot, processes and inspections for shipment, etc. There are few examples of movies that show the composition process for producing silica glass, making this a very rare movie.

“Optical glass production using crucible melting”

Optical glass production using crucible melting supported the production of optical glass for over 60 years. This movie introduces the production processes of crucible melting, based on documentary videos of that era.

  • *Recorded using Nikon Z 9
    “Optical glass production using continuous melting” and “Synthetic silica glass production” were recorded using Nikon Z 9 full-size mirrorless cameras in 8K UHD/30p. These movies can be viewed on a 100-inch screen in 4K in the special exhibition area.
Screening period From October 11, 2022 (Tue) to February 25, 2023 (Sat)
Movies Optical glass production using continuous melting (running time: approximately 10 minutes)
Synthetic silica glass production (running time: approximately 7 minutes)
Optical glass production using crucible melting (running time: approximately 3 minutes)
Cooperation Hikari Glass Co., Ltd.
Nikon Sagamihara plant
From “Optical glass production using continuous melting”
From “Synthetic silica glass production”
From “Optical glass production using crucible melting”

Nikon Museum joins nationwide exhibition of asteroid Ryugu sample grain replicas

Date: From June 14, 2022 (Tue)

From June 14 (Tue) 2022, Nikon Museum is exhibiting replicas of a sample grain taken from the asteroid Ryugu, brought back to Earth by the asteroid explorer Hayabusa2.

These replicas have been delivered to approximately 200 facilities throughout Japan, in collaboration with the JAXA (the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Habyabusa2 Project, “Dream Creation Association with ISAS/JAXA”, and Sagamihara City. They are being exhibited nationwide from June 13 (Mon), which is “Hayabusa Day”, the day commemorating the return of the first asteroid explorer Hayabusa to Earth.

Nikon Museum is closed on June 13, but is exhibiting two replicas of a Ryugu sample grain (one actual size, and one ten times larger) from June 14 (Tue). In addition, an integrated microscope system for observation and analysis of the asteroid samples, designed and developed by Nikon Solutions and Nikon Engineering, both Nikon group companies, is also being shown in a special video.

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Exhibits Replicas of a sample grain taken from the asteroid Ryugu (one actual size and one enlarged ten times)
A movie introducing a microscope system for the observation of asteroid samples
Replicas courtesy JAXA (the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hayabusa2 Project
Replicas of the sample grain precisely reproduced by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Upper: actual size
Lower: enlarged ten times
Microscope system for the observation of asteroid samples

New Movie Screening — “The F2, the World's Greatest Mechanical Camera: Conversation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nikon F2”

Screening from November 2, 2021 (Tue)

Nikon Museum is screening a new movie called “The F2, the World's Greatest Mechanical Camera: Conversation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nikon F2” in the Private Viewing Room from November 2, 2021 (Tue).

In this movie, Mr. Akihiko Sato (former vice-director of the Camera Department), who developed the F2, introduces the developmental concepts of the F2, how it improved on the F, its wide range of accessories, including motor drives and viewfinders, and their features, and its relationship with newspaper publishers and photo enthusiasts at the time. In addition, he introduces the birth of the F2, how it exceeded the highly valued and long-running F, how it came to be known as the greatest mechanical camera, and the reason for the F2's existence among Nikon SLRs.

Recorded using Nikon Z 6

With the exception of some reference material, this video was recorded using Nikon Z 6 cameras. Please enjoy this 4K ultra-high definition movie.

Movie The F2, the World's Greatest Mechanical Camera: Conversation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nikon F2
Running time: approximately 23 minutes

Past Events

New Movie Screening — “Interview with the designer: The Appeal of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct”

Screening from September 29, 2021
Movie Interview with the designer: The Appeal of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
Running time: approximately 5 minutes 30 seconds

New Movie Screening in the Private Viewing Room — “Scientific photography: capturing the wonders around us with the Nikon Z 7”

Screening from April 21, 2021
Movie Specialists & Nikon
Scientific photography: capturing the wonders around us with the Nikon Z 7 Running time: approximately 11 minutes

New Movies — a short 4K movie and 8K time-lapse movie filmed with the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

Screening from April 13, 2021
Movies HARP — Healing Harp Tones
Running time: approximately 3 minutes
8K time-lapse movie of the casual daily scenery
Running time: approximately 3 minutes

New Movie Screening in the Private Viewing Room — “Investigating the Structure of the Galaxy and the Nikon 91 cm Reflector Telescope”

Screening from March 2, 2021
Movie Specialists & Nikon
Investigating the Structure of the Galaxy and the Nikon 91 cm Reflector Telescope
Cooperation Subaru Telescope Okayama Branch Office, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Long-term exhibition of Taizo Ichinose's war-damaged Nikon F camera and his last photograph

Dates September 29, 2020 – Late December, 2021
Exhibits Mementos of the photojournalist Taizo Ichinose, including his war-damaged Nikon F SLR camera
One of his photograph

A drama commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Nikon Museum “The lie detective — The sunken NIKONOS Ⅲ”

Screening from December 8, 2020
Movie A drama commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Nikon Museum
“The lie detective — The sunken NIKONOS Ⅲ”
Running time: approximately 47 minutes
Written by Sanaka Hiiragi
Direction and filming Shotaro Sakai
Script and leading actor Joya
Cooperation playApart

New Movies at the Museum Theater, recorded using Nikon Z 50 cameras, including Parisian streetscape and Mt. Fuji shot from a drone

Screening from August 18, 2020
Movies A Walk in Paris
Running time: approximately 3 minutes 12 seconds
Artisans of Paris
Running time: approximately 3 minutes 14 seconds
Bird's-eye View of Mt. Fuji
Running time: approximately 2 minutes 13 seconds

“The Attraction of the Nikon F System Camera”, a Commemorative Exhibition for the 40th Anniversary of the Nikon F3

Dates August 4, 2020 – Late December, 2020
Exhibits Approximately 20 F3 units in combination with various accessories

New Movie Screening in the Private Viewing Room — “Tojinbo's Guardians and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from February 1, 2020
Movie Specialists & Nikon
Tojinbo's Guardians and Nikon Binoculars
Cooperation NPO Editorial Desk of Memorable Words

Private Viewing Room for Original Movies

Screening from January 6, 2020
Movies Nikon 100th Anniversary LUX CENTURIAE
Tetsuro Goto Interviews series
Specialists & Nikon series

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Cool breeze”, filmed using Nikon Z series cameras and F mount lenses

Screening from January 6, 2020
Movie Cool breeze
Cooperation Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Conversation Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Nikon F: The Timeless Appeal of F”

Screening from December 2, 2019
Movie Conversation Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Nikon F
The Timeless Appeal of “F”

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

Dates May 7, 2019 – July 22, 2020
Exhibits 27 models of SLRs designated by the letter “F”, from the Nikon F to the F6, with commentary.

New Movie at the Museum Theater — “Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars”

Screening from December 2, 2019
Movie Specialists & Nikon
Chiba Port Radio and Nikon Binoculars
Cooperation TST Corporation

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

Screening from October 1, 2019
Movies Tsugaru in the garden
Etude at the helipad

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

Screening from September 4, 2019
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
Movies four seasons in Japan
TOKYO landscape

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 — “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