The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMoPA) opened on July 9, 1995 amid the green hills and fresh air of Kiyosato in Yamanashi Prefecture. We wish to transmit our love and respect for photography from here to people throughout Japan and around the world.In the past, Kiyosato used to be a center for silk production, with vast acres of mulberry fields to provide food for silkworms. The cocoons, which yield the silk, protect the pupas until they mature into moths and fly away and like these cocoons, our museum aims to provide a warm and protective home for photographs that are imbued with life.In place of a welcoming message, I would like to explain some of KMoPA�s special features as I believe it is quite different from other museums of photography in several ways.




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