Nikon Railroad Diorama

Special Exhibition


Dates: January 5, 2018 (Fri) - March 31, 2018 (Sat)
Place: Nikon Museum, Shinagawa Tokyo

Special Exhibition: NAOTAKA HIROTA

Nikon Museum will hold the special exhibitions "HIROTA'S F PERIOD" from January 2018.

Naotaka Hirota is a famous railroad photographer representing Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1935, he fell in love with trains as a young man. He took his first train photograph when he was in junior high school (9th grade). During his high school years, he published photographs and travelogues in various magazines for railroad enthusiasts. And he developed contacts with other railroad enthusiasts.

He began his career as a freelance photographer in 1960. His first solo exhibition, Steam Locomotives, in 1968, brought him recognition for his distinctive style, and popularized the world of railroad photography.

This exhibition will display over 60 railroad photographs taken by Hirota with Nikon F camera and Nikkor lenses between 1961 and 1970. The Nikon camera and Nikkor lenses that Hirota used for his photography will also be on display.


Over 60 photos
Movies including a special interview
Movies of new photographs
Photo equipment, etc.

Visiting Nikon Museum

Michio Akiyama of the Nikon Kenkyukai member visited the Nikon Museum on nice Winter Day in January 2018. 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

Nikon Museum

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