Leica Camera Japan opens new store in Ginza

On April 22, 2006, Leica Camera Japan opened a new store in Ginza. It is the first store in the world to be operated by leica. Besides selling Leica products, it will have a repair center and photo gallery. Elliot Erwitt is showing until July 2006.

Address: Tokaido Ginza Bldg., 1st and 2nd floors
Ginza 6-4-1
Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 11 am – 7 pm, closed Mon.
http://en.leica-camera.com/culture/galeries/gallery_tokyo/

Month of Photography, Tokyo 2005

The annual Month of Photography, Tokyo will be held during May and June 2005. Besides the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, major photo galleries in Tokyo will hold a diverse array of photo exhibitions.

This year, there won’t be the exhibition by women photographers. Also, the 1000-Person Exhibition will take place at the Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium (where the women’s exhibition was) instead of the Ebisu Garden Place.

The main exhibitions will feature vintage photos and photos by photographers in Uzbekistan.

Highlights are as follows:

10th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition[How Photography Changed People’s Viewpoint, 2. Creation]
Vintage photos from the 19th century to the 1930s.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2nd floor)
May 28-July 18, 10:00-18:00 (till 20:00 on Thu. & Fri.), closed Mon.
Sample photos: http://www.syabi.com/topics/t_10anniversary.html

Asian Photographers 2005, Republic of Uzbekistan
Photos by various photographers in Uzbekistan.

The elegance of light and shadow
Canon Gallery Ginza
May 30-June 4
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2005-2.html

Olympus Gallery
June 9-15
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2005-2.html

Water is life
Pentax Forum
May 27-June 2
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2005-2.html

Aidem Photo Gallery
June 2-8
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2005-2.html

Gallery Cosmos
May 24-June 6

Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Era Photos

Hakodate
Shinjuku Nikon Salon
May 31-June 6, 10:00-19:00 (till 16:00 on 7th)
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2005-1.html

104 Albums
Konica Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku
May 21-30, 10:30-19:00 (till 15:00 on last day)
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2005-1.html

Photographic Society of Japan Award-Winning Works
Featuring winning works of PSJ’s annual photo awards.
Ginza Fuji Photo Salon
May 27-June 2, 10:00-20:00, (till 14:00 on last day)
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kyoukai/index2005.html

1000-Person Photo Exhibition
Featuring photos submitted by 1,000 people.
Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium (not at Ebisu Garden Place)
May 26-29, 10:30-18:00, (till 17:00 on last day)
http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/1000/1000nin05.html

For phone numbers, addresses, and directions to the galleries, see PhotoSpaces at http://photojpn.org/dir/listings.php?cmd=viewlistB&cid=41

Detailed schedule (in Japanese) provided at the PSJ site:
http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/index2005.html

Organized by the Photographic Society of Japan (Nihon Shashin Kyokai) with the cooperation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Tel: (03) 5276-3585

Canon Gallery Ginza opens

Canon has closed the old Canon Salon photo gallery and service center in Ginza and reopened on April 25, 2005 at a new location 2 blocks away nearer to Higashi Ginza. They now have a new place called Canon Plaza Ginza.

It houses the new Canon Gallery Ginza, Canon Digital House Ginza, and the newly-named Canon Service Center Ginza (2nd floor). It includes a product showroom which occupies most of the new space.

http://cweb.canon.jp/canonplaza/ginza/info/open.html

It’s open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Near Ginza subway station, exit A12 or Higashi-Ginza Station, exit A8.

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