Shoji Ueda Museum

“The late Shoji Ueda became famous for his surrealist black and white images created in the surroundings of Tottori/Hyogo and Yamaguchi.

His collection of images taken at the Dunes of Tottori is arguably his best-known work.

In the 1990s Ueda’s hometown decided to build a museum by the Mount Daisen where his work could be permanently displayed and Shin Takamatsu was selected, by the photographer, to be the architect who designed it. Located on the edge of the Daisen National Park, the Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography is a wonderful example of both Japanese architecture and photography.

The building, which includes a room size “Camera Obscura”, frames the views of the surrounding landscape from multiple viewpoints and in doing so, makes them part of the work displayed.” (Extracted from the Mimoa Project Page I created: here)

I will now share a few more images from our visit for you to understand how much you need to visit this place.

Photographyby Cristina Lanz-Azcarate
Text by Cristina Lanz-Azcarate

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