Monday, July 03, 2006

Pentax Forum In Shinjuku

In 1981, near to one of the world's busiest train stations, at the Mitsui building that sits in the hyper-modern Shinjuku area of Tokyo, the Pentax Corporation opened themselves a photo gallery, camera museum, and service center. They were celebrating that their factories had shipped over 10 million SLR cameras, so they designed for the public a showcase for contemporary photography exhibits which also displays a collection of nearly every important Pentax camera and lens they've made. The gallery has a mandate to "improve the photographic culture," and so they diversely include amateurs and professionals, regardless of what camera they use. In fact, you can apply to have the gallery review your portfolio for possible exhibition. After the Tokyo Museum of Photography, it's one of the nicest showcases of photography found in the city. They've also hosted events and lectures, and often enough there are friendly demonstrations of photography techniques in their "Open Studio" (reservations required: tel. 03-3348-2941).

Gold Pentax LX at the Pentax Forum in Tokyo. Photo courtesy of avlxyz, 2006.

In the last 25 years, the Pentax Forum has hosted dozens of high profile photography exhibits, and like the Apple Store, has introduced people to their camera technology in a friendly, non sales-pressured environment. In fact, the nearby Ginza Canon and Nikon galleries are less interesting to visit, according to most of the travel guides for Tokyo. Presently, their exhibits through July 2006 are Desert Cactus, Whale Catching, and Okutama's Four Seasons.

From a current exhibit on "Okutama's Four Seasons." Copyright Pentax and Yoshinobu Takahashi, 2005.

But let's say you're in Tokyo and you think you need your Pentax DSLR's CCD cleaned. Well, all you have to do is stop in and they'll fix you up for under $10, while you ogle an original AsahiFlex or the FA 600. And I thought B&H was impressive.

Address: Shinjyuku Mitsui Bldg. 1/F, 1-1, Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0401 P.O.Box 240
Hours: 10:30am to :30pm, Sunday until 4pm. Closed Dec. 31st, Jan 1st, and February 1st.
Phone: 81-3-3348-2941

Links: Pentax Forum (Japanese), Pentax Forum (Translated), Pentax Forum Mini Listing (English), Francis Sakamoto, the first American to exhibit at the Pentax Forum, Julian Marcos Photos of the Pentax Forum

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