Ken Domon Museum of Photography

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Ken Domon Museum of Photography
Ken Domon Museum of Photography, 22 September 2009, 002.jpg
General information
Address 2-14 Iimoriyama
Town or city Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
Country Japan
Coordinates 38°53′29″N 139°49′25″E / 38.891299°N 139.823716°E / 38.891299; 139.823716Coordinates: 38°53′29″N 139°49′25″E / 38.891299°N 139.823716°E / 38.891299; 139.823716
Opened October 10, 1983
Technical details
Floor count 2 above ground
Floor area 2,054.39 m2
Design and construction
Architect Yoshio Taniguchi

The Ken Domon Museum of Photography (土門拳記念館 Domon Ken kinenkan?) was opened in 1983 in Sakata, Yamagata (Japan), the birthplace of the photographer Ken Domon.

On the occasion of becoming the first honorary citizen of Sakata in 1974, Domon donated his entire collection of works to the town. This prompted the decision to build a museum in his honour, and it was the first museum dedicated to photography in Japan.

The museum has about 70,000 prints of works by Domon. It also has works by winners of the Domon Ken Award and another prize, the Domon Ken Cultural Award (土門拳文化賞 Domon Ken Bunka-shō?)) which is presented by the city in Domon's honour.

The museum building was designed by noted architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and won the 9th Isoya Yoshida Award in 1984.


  • Matsumoto Norihiko (松本徳彦), ed. Nihon no bijutsukan to shashin korekushon (日本の美術館と写真コレクション, Japan's art galleries and photography collections). Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2002. ISBN 4-473-01894-6. Pp. 22–25. (Japanese)

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