[Image: Robert Doisneau "Four Hairpins" (1951) ©Atelier Robert Doisneau / Contact]
[Image: Seiichi Motohashi "Haboro Coal Mine Haboro, Hokkaido" from 'Coal Mines' (1968) ©Motohashi Seiichi]
[Image: Seiichi Motohashi "Tsukiji Marketplace, Tokyo" (1984) ©Motohashi Seiichi]
[Image: Robert Doisneau "Smocks in Rue de Rivoli" (1978) ©Atelier Robert Doisneau / Contact]

Motohashi Seiichi & Robert Doisneau —Chemins croisés(Narrative Passages)

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum


Seiichi Motohashi, Robert Doisneau
Seiichi Motohashi was born in Tokyo, and for more than 50 years, he has documented the shaking of society and its inhabitants through his photographs and films. On the other hand, Robert Doisneau has always captured the joys of everyday life with humor, both in Paris and in the suburbs of Paris where he was born.

Although both photographers were born in different times and regions, they have, coincidentally, produced excellent reportage on the same themes, such as coal mines, circuses, and markets. Both experienced the turmoil of World War II, and both have found strength and richness in the humble but hard-working lives of people, which they have captured in their photographs, along with scenes of the loss of life.


Jun 16 (Fri) 2023-Sep 24 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Years holidays.
FeeAdults ¥800; University Students ¥640; High School and Junior High School Students, Seniors 65 & Over ¥400
VenueTokyo Photographic Art Museum
LocationYebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, 153-0062 Tokyo
Access7 minute walk from the East exit of Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote and Saikyo lines, 11 minute walk from exit 1 at Ebisu Station on the Hibiya line.