There was a woman standing in the corridor of the Artizon Museum in the sunshine, looking out

Corridor of the Artizon Museum
Woman taking a picture out of the window from the Artizon Museum
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The name of the museum, Artizon, is a coined word combining the words art and horizon, making it difficult to identify, but this is the Bridgestone Museum of Art, which has been renamed.

As you can see from the name, the Bridgestone Museum of Art was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of Bridgestone, a tire manufacturer.

Shojiro Ishibashi, who amassed enormous wealth in his lifetime, began collecting modern Japanese paintings in the late 1920s, and Western art after World War II. He built an art museum to display the collection he had amassed.

As a result, we can now enjoy the works of Shigeru Aoki, Seiki Kuroda, Narashige Koide, and other Japanese painters, as well as the works of Picasso, Cézanne, Degas, and other top Western artists in Tokyo without having to travel to Europe. The wealth he had amassed through his tire business was returned to society through the art industry. But the wealth that Shojiro Ishibashi amassed was not limited to the art industry. Through his eldest daughter and grandson, it seems to have flowed into the political world of Japan as well.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12107

Shooting Date

Oct 2021

Posted On

December 1, 2021

Modified On

August 24, 2022

Place

Kyobashi, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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