Shotaro Akiyama Photographic Art Gallery
The old atelier of Shotaro Akiyama's residence in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo was opened to the public as the "Shotaro Akiyama Photographic Art Gallery" on June 24, 2007. Shotaro Akiyama said to his family, "Please help me turn my atelier into an art gallery. I want to display my art collection too." After his passing, his family processed his enormous volume of photo films to establish the museum in his memory. The building itself has been renovated for structural and operational purposes, but the basic designs have been preserved as much as possible, while his work materials from his base of operations as a photographer at the "Akiyama Studio" and studio/atelier "Yamayoso-tei" in Tohoku have been reused to decorate the gallery. Various pieces by Shotaro Akiyama are displayed to promote artistic photography.
|Hours||11:00–16:30 *Final entry reception at 16:00|
|Holiday||Mondays & Tuesdays *Temporary closures in the summertime, New Year's Holidays, change of exhibitions, and gallery maintenance|