100th Anniversary special exhibition
"Naomi Uemura - Camera Techniques in Polar Regions"

Dates:  January 5, 2017 (Thu) - April 1, 2017 (Sat)
Place:  Nikon Museum, Shinagawa Tokyo

Special exhibition: NAOMI UEMURA

Nikon Museum will hold 100th Anniversary special exhibitions from January 2017. The first exhibition is "Naomi Uemura - Camera Techniques in Polar Regions".

Naomi Uemura was a famous Japanese mountaineer and adventurer. His numerous achievements include, reaching the summit of Mt. Everest (the first ascent by a Japanese), being the first in the world to climb the highest peaks on five continents, a 12,000 km solo expedition across the Arctic Circle by dogsled, and success in reaching the North Pole solo by dogsled.

Uemura produced a large number of photographs, including self-portraits, records of his adventures, and photos of the world of ice, in extremely cold situations in which even the pressing of the shutter button was difficult.

This exhibition focuses on his camera techniques, and exhibits approximately 20 photo panels and slides, mainly photos taken by Uemura himself during solo expeditions by dogsled to the North Pole and across Greenland in 1978.

In addition, approximately 20 items of equipment which he used during his adventures are on display, such as the NIKON F2 Titanium Uemura Special developed by Nikon for his adventures, the Japanese flag erected by Uemura upon reaching the North Pole, the dogsled used for his solo expedition across Greenland, heavy winter clothing, an exposure meter and a transceiver.


Approx. 20 photos and approx. 20 items of equipment.


Uemura Museum Tokyo
Toyooka-city Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum
Bungeishunju Ltd.

Visiting Nikon Museum

Michio Akiyama of the Nikon Kenkyukai member visited the Nikon Museum on nice Winter Day in January 2017. Well, let's enjoy a special exhibition with me together.

I would like to show you a special report for you who cannot visit the Nikon Museum in Tokyo Japan. You can get the large size image by clicking on the following images.

Michio Akiyama/JAPAN

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Chapter 1      Go to the Nikon Museum
Chapter 2      Heavy Winter Clothing
Chapter 3      Transceiver
Chapter 4      Dogsled
Chapter 5      F2 UEMURA SPECIAL 1
Chapter 6      F2 UEMURA SPECIAL 2
Chapter 7      Epilogue

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