We are open today.(10:00-18:00)

Looking at "The Three Brothers" rocks by a prisoner-dug tunnel,
Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky 2012

Yoneda Tomoko

we shall meet in the place where there is no darkness

Jul. 20Sep. 23, 2013

  • Jul. 20Sep. 23, 2013
  • Closed Monday (When a closure day is a public holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥700/College Students ¥600/High School and Junior High School Students,Over 65 ¥500

One of Japan's leading photographers, Yoneda, working from her base in Europe, has had her work selected for inclusion in the Venice Biennale and other art exhibitions throughout the world.
Yoneda Tomoko not only addresses subjects visible in reality but also projects the memories and history associated with places and things onto her work. As a result, through the act of looking at photographs, the viewer is challenged to question anew the essence of what is we actually are able to see.
To Yoneda, who, in two decades of living overseas, has been keenly aware of her Japanese identity, the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake has had a profound impact. Much of her early work focused on Europe, but she has recently increasingly addressed Taiwan, Korea, and other parts of Asia, particularly places involved in the course of Japan's modernization. This exhibition focuses on Yoneda's most renowned photographs, plus new images created especially for the exhibition, to introduce the world of Yoneda Tomoko as it unfolds, in the present progressive tense.

from Scene, Path - Path to the cliff where Japanese committed suicide after the American landings of WWⅡ, Saipan 2003
from The Island of Sakhalin, The 50th Parallel:Former border between Russia and Japan 2012

from Japanese House, Former house of General Wang Shu-Ming, the Chief of Staff under Chiang Kai-Shek, Cidong Street, I 2010
from Between Visible and Invisible, Tanizaki's Glasses – Viewing a letter to Matsuko 1999

from Cumulus, Hiroshima Peace Day 2011
from The Parallel Lives of Others: Encountering with Sorge Spy Ring,Takarazuka Theater, Tokyo (Clausen & Vutokevich) 2008

■Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
■Supported by Japan Arts Fund
■Special Sponsored by Shiseido Co., Ltd., FUJIFILM Imaging Systems Co., Ltd.
■Sponsored by Lion Corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd, SOMPO JAPAN INSURANCE INC., Nippon Television Network Corporation, Corporate Membership of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography
■With cooperation of Shashin-kosha Co., Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Tokyo Wonder Site


Curator's lectures in Japanese
Aug. 2 (Fri) 14:00~
Aug. 16 (Fri) 14:00~
Sep. 6 (Fri) 14:00~
Sep. 20 (Fri) 14:00~