Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
Tracing the History of a Photographer Representing Japanese Surrealism
The museum was designed by a well-known architect Shin Takamatsu, who also designed the Quasar Building in Berlin and Kirin Plaza in Osaka. The artificial stoic building in the middle of idyllic scenery gives us surrealistic impression as the photography of Shoji Ueda does. In the museum, you will also be able to enter the huge camera obscura room as if you were inside of a camera. The 625-kilogram supersized lens are used to put the optical device into practice.
This museum was a filming location for the Korean TV drama "Athena: Goddess of War".
|Address||353-3 Sumura, Houki-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori|
|Phone||0859-39-8000 (Only Japanese speakers are available.)|
from December to February
during replacement of exhibited object
|Station||JR Yonago Station|
|Access||20min drive from JR Yonago Station, 25min bus ride from JR Yonago Station for Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography by Daisen Loop Bus|
View Mt. Daisen Area in a larger map
Japan's only large dune system, created by sand and winds over the last 100,000 years
One of the largest flower parks in Japan
One of the three information centers at Mt. Daisen, equipped with a shop, restaurant, tennis coat and BBQ house.
Dairy cattles browsing on lawn grass in the ranch.