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I discovered Domon Ken photography, in Rome, when just by chance I saw a huge exposition on his life work.
So when we went to Japan, we went to Sakata just to see his museum. We spent a whole afternoon there. We saw the children...More
Sakata is one of my favorite Japanese cities. I like its peaceful atmosphere, its friendly people, its delicious seafood, its cultural heritage... and especially its few number of tourists.
Unfortunately, as I was passing by, I had only less than one day to explore the...More
This is a must-see in Sakata. The landscaping and architecture are exquisitely designed to tell visitors what to expect. No imperial columns or huge facades here: this museum aims to share the individual perspectives of a photographer and his contemporaries. My wife and I just...More
The stories captured through the camera are worth a visit in themselves, but add in an amazing building, beautiful natural forest on the hill, gardens, a large pond and views of Mt Choka, this is a site visit worth visiting. There is a strong sense...More
A great tribute to its native son of Sakata with his many his distinguished work of snapshots of the beauty of Japan and the mind of Japanese in Buddah, children, puppets, ceramics, and masters at work.
A beautiful building with a view of Mt. Chokai,...More
Domon Ken focused his camera on Buddhas, writers, flower displays, the Showa Period, country children, and isolated temples, mostly in black and white, and they make for a visual delight in this museum.