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Gallery Koyanagi is tucked away at the back of the Koyanagi building, on the eighth floor. Here you will find around thirty artistic spaces, all occupied by well-established artists, both local and foreign (Sophie Calle, Rei Naito, Yoon Hee Chang). It's a space that requires time and quiet (it's one of the largest commercial art spaces in Tokyo) and both shall be richly rewarded.
Tucked away in the city is a gallery that features some very talented artists. It is located three minutes away from Exit A2 at Higashi-ginza Station on the Asakusa and Hibiya Lines and five minutes away from Exit A12 at Ginza Station on the Ginza Line. Some of the city's young and talented artists showcase their work here. Contact them for more details. This gallery displays various photo-artworks, which will be on display for about one week. If you wish to know what kind of photos are displayed, please check the website.
Along with Nikon and Canon, Fujifilm is one of the Japanese photo industry's heavy-hitters. Fujifilm Square, located in Roppongi and dedicated to all things Fuji, is a great place to spend some time alone, with friends or with the family. The cool, modern complex centers around photography, in which Fuji has been involved for 50 years, but also exhibits the other products that involve Fujifilm, like healthcare or lifestyle improvement. Whether you want to pop into a free gallery, buy a limited edition print, rub some newly-developed emollient into your skin, or learn about Fujifilm's history, it can all be accomplished with just one trip to the impressive Fujifilm Square!
Surviving an earthquake, a bomb blast and a constant stream of renovations, Gallery EF stands strong and has a long history to boast of. There is a cafe and a bar within the gallery, where you can have a nice cup of coffee or nice chilled Asahi while taking in the various art works that are on display in the gallery. Gallery EF is a calm, serene and an extremely chilled out place for all art lovers. A must visit! For further details do visit their website.
Photography is hugely popular in Japan and a majority of Japanese people both enjoy it as a hobby and appreciate it as an art form. The Photo Gallery International is a popular gallery and bookshop dedicated to the photographic arts. It organizes exhibitions and several other events surrounding the theme of photography and welcomes patrons of all ages. Renowned photographers like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan etc. have featured their works in the gallery.
The Sirius Aidem Photo Gallery, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Aidem headquarter building, is designed to be perfect for displaying photographs. This museum holds various types of photo exhibitions, such as landscape photographs, sport photographs, travel photographs, and nature photographs. Please note that each exhibition will be held for about a week.
The name really does say it all - the Photographers' Gallery is a collective of thirteen photographers, all of whom exhibit on the premises. They also exhibit the works of non-members throughout the year, as well as hold lectures and other events. The founders strive to keep photography a wide and varied medium, without subjecting it to any artistic - or other - limitations.
If you are an amateur photographer and want to know more on the art of clicking pictures, visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography for some practical information. The museum organizes various exhibitions, lectures and collage competitions on this underrated form of art. Additionally, there is an in-house Museum Shop and a library to give you more knowledge about the intricate details of photography. Participate actively in the programs and check out how different the world looks through your camera's lenses. Capture it!