Special exhibition: 100 Years of Nikon Binoculars
Nikon Museum is holding a special exhibition entitled
"100 Years of Nikon Binoculars" from July 3 to September 29, 2018.
In this exhibition,
a 25 cm binocular telescope that now belongs to the National Museum of Nature and Science
and had the largest diameter of any portable practical telescope in the world,
250x magnification, and a total length of approximately 2 meters,
will be exhibited for the first time in 50 years.
Approximately 300 binoculars will also be exhibited,
including Japan's first commercial binoculars
as well as the latest models and product brochures.
Nikon (previously Nippon Kogaku K.K.)
has been producing binoculars longer than it has been producing cameras.
Nikon started production and sales of binoculars in 1918,
the year after its foundation and 100 years ago this year,
and Nikon has produced over 700 models during that time.
Nikon is the only company in Japan that has continually produced binoculars for over 100 years,
so this exhibition will be a very significant event.
Special exhibits: Women's dresses
Binoculars representative of the period from the 1950s to the 1990s will be exhibited together
with women's dresses that were fashionable during those years,
in cooperation with Sugino Gakuen Dressmaker Gakuin.
You can experience the passage of time through the transitions
in both fashion design and binoculars.
Approx. 300 binoculars
The National Museum of Nature and Science
Sugino Gakuen Dressmaker Gakuin