Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Founded in January 1995, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is an art museum dedicated to photography and moving images. The museum’s three galleries hold about 20 exhibitions each year that highlight the museum’s extensive collection and the curators’ deep expertise. These include thematic exhibitions of pieces—some rare—selected from the museum’s collection of 36,274 works (as of March 31, 2021) as well as special shows that introduce outstanding works from Japan and around the world from unique perspectives. The first-floor hall also screens high-quality moving-image works that deal with the theme of art and humanity.
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Information
"Memories Penetrate the Ground and Permeate the Wind"
Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 18
November 6, 2021 – January 23, 2022
Iterations of the “Contemporary Japanese Photography” exhibition have been held since 2002 with the goals of offering support to people with creative spirits who strive to expand the possibilities of photography and the moving image, of discovering promising new artists, and of providing a venue for new artistic endeavors. Ikeda Hiroshi, Komori Haruka + Seo Natsumi, Han Ishu, Yamamoto Ayaka and Yoshida Shiho participate in the exhibition.

Also on show in the museum is “New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2021” (October 16 – November 14), which showcases entries in an annual cultural support contest that was launched in 1991 by Canon. The project aims to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression.
Yamamoto Ayaka, Untitled #286, Mzimba, Malawi, from the series "We are Made of Grass, Soil, Trees, and Flowers," 2019
© Yamamoto Ayaka, courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/ Film