Museum of Photography
From the grainy black and white post war images of Daido Moriyama to the modern technicolor dreaminess of Mika Ninagawa, Japan is home to a hotbed of photographic talent. And some of the country’s best photography exhibitions take place at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography – known as Syabi (pronounced ‘shabi’) in Japanese.
Sleek, spacious and airy, the gallery forms part of the Yebisu Garden Place development near Ebisu station and has new exhibitions constantly on show on four floors. One of the few exhibition spaces that is not dedicated to a specific photographer but photography in general, it focuses both on the established heavyweights as well as up-and-coming talent, mostly in Japan but also internationally.
The gallery also has a ground floor café and a small branch of the excellent book store NADiff, selling books, cameras and quirky design gifts.
Image: by JNTO