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Ken Domon Museum of Photography

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[Basho's footsteps] Off-beat Sakata

Sakata is one of my favorite Japanese cities. I like its peaceful atmosphere, its friendly people... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
A hidden gem that inspires

This is a must-see in Sakata. The landscaping and architecture are exquisitely designed to tell... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
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2-13 Iimoriyam, Sakata 998-0055, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Inspiring place as if that asks you; why you are here, where you go, who you love, what you do, when to start. 閃きを与える場所、どうしてここに来たのか、どこにいくのか、誰を愛し、何をして、いつ始めるのかを問われているような。

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank James H
Reviewed 13 March 2016

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.

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