PHOTO HISTORY MUSEUM ~ History of Photography — more than 170 years ~

The Photo History Museum is a rare venue where you can learn about the history of photography and progress of cameras through viewing and touching exhibits. Enjoy our collection displayed in three categories.

  • History of Photography

    History of Photography

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  • Hands-on Experience with Replicas

    Hands-on Experience with Replicas

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  • Films and Cameras Throughout
    the History of Fujifilm

    Films and Cameras Throughout

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The copies of exhibit catalog covering the history of photography are available at the Tokyo Service Station on the Second Floor (1,000 yen including tax).

Current Exhibitions


Photo History Museum FUJIFILM SQUARE
Mount Fuji as seen through the Eyes of Late Edo/Meiji Period Photographers
In Search of ‘Heaven on Earth’

Date : April 13 (Thursday) - June 30 (Friday), 2017

This photo exhibition features a collection of images of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji captured from a range of different perspectives. Many of the images were taken by Kusakabe Kimbei, Felice Beato and Herbert Ponting — photographers who were active in Japan during the Meiji period (1868—1912). The photographs these men bequeathed to us show just how little Mount Fuji has changed over time, but the landscapes that adorn the foothills of the mountain are scarcely believable to the modern-day observer. The photos transport the viewer back some 130 years in time, and we very much hope that visitors to the exhibition will gain a real sense of how Mount Fuji enthralled photographers of the late Edo and Meiji periods in their search for ‘heaven on earth.’

Current Exhibitions

Explanation Sessions
Each day at 15:30, an explanation session of the Fujifilm Photo History Museum and the current photo exhibitions are held for retired Fujifilm staff for a period of approx. 30 minutes. All visitors to FUJIFILM SQUARE are also invited to attend these explanations sessions.

Time and days Everyday at 15:30
(including weekends and public holidays; duration: approx. 30 minutes)
VenueFujifilm Photo History Museum
* please note that seating is not available
No prior application required

In 2016, the Photo History Museum was formally approved by the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts for its “contributions to society through the promotion of arts and culture” and was permitted to use the official “This is MECENAT 2016” mark.

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