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

About the extended period of closure

Last working day: February 29, 2024 (Thu)

Nikon Museum will be closed for an extended period from March 1, 2024 (Fri), in accordance with the move to the new Nikon head office (Nishioi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) scheduled in 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

We are planning the renewal opening of the museum at the new Nikon head office in Autumn 2024. When the details are set, we will publish the information on the website.

Last working day February 29, 2024 (Thu)
Period of closure Effective from March 1, 2024 (Fri)

Nikon Museum releases Nikon F mug KUROSHIRO and Nikon original Japanese hand towel A

Release date: April 13, 2023 (Thu)

Nikon Museum is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon F mug KUROSHIRO and a Nikon original Japanese hand towel A from April 13, 2023 (Thu).

Nikon F mug KUROSHIRO

An original mug featuring illustrations of the exterior of the Nikon F. It has an enjoyable pop art inspired design, with white Nikon F illustrations against a matte black background.

Original Japanese-style washcloth A (resale)

An original Japanese-style washcloth decorated with illustrations of 20 products from among Nikon's SLRs, compact cameras and interchangeable lenses. These are being re-sold due to customer demand.

New items Nikon F mug KUROSHIRO
Price: 1,800 yen (with tax)
Nikon original Japanese hand towel A
Price: 1,200 yen (with tax)
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Nikon F mug KUROSHIRO
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Nikon original Japanese hand towel A

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
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Replicas of the sample grain precisely reproduced by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Upper: actual size
Lower: enlarged ten times
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Microscope system for the observation of asteroid samples

Past Events

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

Screening period October 11, 2022 – February 25, 2023
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)

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

Screening from November 2, 2021
Movie The F2, the World's Greatest Mechanical Camera: Conversation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nikon F2
Running time: approximately 23 minutes

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.