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Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Shabi) (美術館 )


General Information

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-0062
FAX: +81-3-3280-0033
10:00-18:00 (Please enter 30 min. before closing.)
Thursday: 10:00-20:00
Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday.)
Note: For more detail please go to"" on their webpage.


About Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography:

The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (東京都写真美術館 Tōkyō-to Shashin Bijutsukan, also known as Shabi, opened in 1995. Shabi was the first museum in Japan focused on photography and audiovisual arts. The museum was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

TMFHC Cultural Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size As of (2012):  29,613 items

  • Photographic Works:

    • Japanese: 18,812 items

    • Non-Japanese: 5,480 items

  • Reference Materials on Images & Technology2,318 items

  • Reference Materials on Photography : 3,003 items

Note: The Museum provides a good description of their collections on the "Search Collection" on their web page.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.


How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Museum


  • Entrance fees vary depending on the exhibition. Please check on "Visitor Information" on their website.

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