Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018
In a nutshell
In the mood to get away, if only for a few minutes, and immerse yourself in beauty? This exhibition is a collection of stunningly gorgeous black and white photographs of landscapes from all over the world. Some shots are from world famous locales like Versailles or New York City. Others are so “simple” that the invoke minimalist paintings, such as photographs of snow scenes in Hokkaido. There are two special sections with photographs: Japanese nudes and haunting scenes from holocaust sites.
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is a spacious, modern museum, with exhibition space on three floors. The photographs are beautifully arranged and displayed.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information is in English.
Photos are allowed of most works.
The photographs convey a sense of place and mood, highlighting trees, fences, bridges or the reflection of a building in water.
Anyone who likes landscapes, photography or minimalist art.
How far out?
From the Ebisu metro station, take exit one, from the JR Station, take the east exit. Follow signs for the Sky Walk and Yebisu Garden Place. The museum is across the street as you exit the Sky Walk.
How much time?
About 30 minutes.
How much money?
¥500 for general admission.
Go now! It closes this weekend on January 27
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth a special trip.