In May, Canon Sales, Co. moved its HQ from Makuhari (Chiba) to its new skyscraper called Canon S Tower near JR Shinagawa Station.
The Canon Wonderland photo gallery in Makuhari has closed and reopened in Shinagawa as Canon Salon S.
Address and directions here:
Canon S Tower, 1st floor
Phone: (03) 6719-9111
10:00-17:30, closed Sun., national holidays
Canon’s new photo gallery opened in May 2003 when Canon Sales, Co. moved its headquarters from Makuhari, Chiba to the Canon S Tower, their new sales HQ in Shinagawa. The gallery is large, with 58 movable panels 1.2 meters wide. Free admission. On the 2nd floor, there is a nice Canon product showroom.
8-min. walk from JR Shinagawa Station, south exit. Walk on the elevated “Sky Way” pedestrian overpass.
My networking urge has crept in again and I feel compelled to set up informal meetings of fellow photographers in the Tokyo area. So during July (mainly the weekends), let’s meet, show each other our photos, and talk about our favorite hobby (or profession).
I’m willing to set up meetings for 2 to 10 people at a time. We can meet at a family restaurant or wine bar or anywhere decent. I did this before, and it was mainly a show-and-tell thing. But this time, I want to try and focus on a specific topic such as any of the following:
- Digital photography
- Holding a photo exhibition in Tokyo
- Visiting rental darkrooms in Tokyo/Yokohama
- Visiting stock photo agencies in Tokyo
- Publishing a photo book in Japan
- Constructing a photo Web site
- Finding a job or working as a photographer in Japan
- Show & tell (your slides or photos)
The meetings will be totally free (you might have to pay for your own food or drinks) and conducted mainly in English. Anyone interested in photography can come.
The meeting may include a field trip to a gallery, etc. Or I might invite a knowledgeable friend who can talk about the respective meeting topic. Or we can just sit and talk aimlessly like the blind leading the blind. It will be very informal, and I’ll probably never see you again after the meeting. So let’s enjoy it while we can.
If you’re interested, send me e-mail with the following info:
- Your name, nationality, and current occupation
- Your location (nearest train/subway station)
- Days and hours in July when you can meet
- What topics above you’re interested in
- What kind of pictures you take and can show others
- Any field of expertise that you could share with others
- Anything that you want to promote (your book, company, etc.)
Hope to hear from a lot of people!