Finding inspiration in Ginza

May 21st, 2012By Category: Photography, Travel

Finding inspiration in Ginza

Ginza is the paradise of any street photographer, with charming people walking around the bright streets, ladies in kimono walking in a fast pace and the way people slow down walking around the main streets, closed to the cars during the weekends.

But that’s not the only reason why I just love this neighbourhood.

Ginza is where I use to go to get inspired because it’s where you can find lots of art/photo galleries like Nikon, Canon, Ricoh andLeica.

At this little district I could appreciate the beautiful prints from Michael Kenna in Veneza, at BLD Gallery, Elliott Erwitt in Paris, at Chanel Nexus Hall and the great work of the Brazilian photographer Julio Bittencourt, who won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award few years ago, at the Leica Ginza Shop.

To me, spending an afternoon from one gallery to the other and, at the end of the day, walk around Ginza photo shooting is pretty close to what I would call a perfect day!

Here are some other places that you can check photo exhibitions in Ginza, and they’re all free!

Ricoh Photo Gallery Ring Cube

Nikon Ginza Salon

Canon Gallery

Kodak Photo Gallery

Author of this article

Meg Yamagute

Meg Yamagute is a Brazilian of Japanese descent, who's found herself back in the land of her ancestors. She currently resides in Yokohama with her lovely Nikon.

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  • foreign land says:

    Like any big city, the rush is part of everyday life. And take the day to observe the passing, architecture and still enjoy beautiful art/photos, is a pleasure we should allow ourselves from time to time. I’d love to know Ginza.


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