Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery In The Night

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
Shot in Jingu Gaien, Tokyo tetsuOzawa

The stone-built museum was illuminated silently

The massive building in this photo is the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery which collects arts related Meiji Emperor. Before WWII, the emperors of this country were a living god. Among them, the Meiji Emperor who was given back the political power from the Shogunate was special.

So many artists made their artworks which dedicated to him. Yet the artworks don't see the light of day these days. The building which collects them stands silently in the night.

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What is Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery?

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery (聖徳記念絵画館, Seitoku Kinen Kaigakan) opened in Tokyo, Japan, in 1926. In June 2011, the Gallery was designated an Important Cultural Property. Inside are eighty paintings depicting events from the life of Emperor Meiji, by forty leading nihonga and forty leading yōga artists.

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PHOTO DATA

No

22

Shooting Date

Feb 2005

Posted On

February 5, 2005

Place

Jingu Gaien, Tokyo

Genre

Night Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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