In Tokyo, there are national museums, metropolitan museums, and of course private museums. It is a lot of work just to see the collections of each museum, but there is always a special exhibition going on somewhere, and if one wanted to see all of them, weekends would be far too much time to spare.
Museums are all different in terms of specialties, depending on their approach. Some museums, such as the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno, specialize in Western art, while others, such as the Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya, specialize in Japanese painting. Some museums specialize in classifying works of art by the technique used to create them, while others, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, which specializes in contemporary art, classify works by the date they were created. The museum in Yebisu, which I visited on this day, specializes in artworks classified according to their form. The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum specializes in photography and video.
The abbreviation of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is TOP. The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is called MOT, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is called MoMAT. Looking at them, I feel that they are all overly conscious of MOMA in New York. Although "MOMA" certainly sounds cool.
|Jul 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|PASSAGE SILHOUETTE YEBISU|
July 30, 2022
RICOH GR III