Art & Design
Ken Domon Museum of Photography 土門拳記念館
Japan's first museum specialized in photographs
Documenting the reality of Japan's postwar background through his lens, Ken Domon's work has been immortalized in the Ken Domon Museum of Photography. This museum exhibits 70,000 photographs of this leading photographer's legacy.
How to Get There
The museum is easily accessible via train and bus.
From Niigata, it's about two hours to Sakata Station. From there, it's about 15 minutes by bus to the museum. Alternatively, you can take a 10 to 20-minute taxi ride.
From photography of famous people to waifs, this collection is a real journey back in time. Ken Domon is especially well-known for his social realism portraits during the post-war society.
Split into three sections, the museum focuses on Ken Domon's prolific art. Some exhibits rotate every season on themes, such as religious idols or ancient pottery.
The third section has rotating exhibits of the works of photographers associated with Domon.