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Updated: July 31, 2019

TOP Collection Reading Images: The Time of Photography TOPコレクション イメージを読む 写真の時間

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Ebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro City, Tokyo
2019-08-10 - 2019-11-04

Exploring the temporal nature of photographs, and the stories they tell

This exhibition is made up of carefully selected works from TOP’s collection of over 35,000 pieces. Work by photographers including Rinko Kawauchi, Tokihiro Satō and Hiroshi Sugimoto are on display, as the event focuses on the temporal nature of photographs, and the stories they evoke. Works are showcased from three perspectives - “creation time”, “image time” and “appreciation time”. Photographs are perceived as a single moment cut out of time. However, there are surely times when photograph stirs something deep within our memory, evoking ideas of the past or of the future, or of sounds, smells or other non-visual sensory experiences. Enjoy feeling the flow of time in photographs and the stories they tell through selected works.

How to Get There

  • Ebisu Station | East Exit | 7 min on foot (via moving walkway)
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Ebisu Station | Exit 1 | 10 min on foot
    Hibiya Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00
    *Open until 20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays
    *Open until 21:00 on the following Thursdays and Fridays: August 15 through August 30
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: August 12, September 16, September 23, October 14 and November 4
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: August 13, September 17, September 24 and October 15




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • English |
  • English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Western-style toilet with handrail | Baby changing facilities | Ostomate facilities (with dedicated warm water sink) | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room |
    *Strollers are lent to visitors free of charge

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