Shiro Shirahata 白籏史朗 (1933-) is a photographer of mountains, who was born at Ōtsuki city 大月市. There are a lot of mountain photo books which was taken by him. In my school days, I used to hold dreams of going to Himalaya and trekking the mountains, looking at his photos in "Mountain and canyon 山と渓谷(the short name : "Yamakei")" which is one of the most famous climbing magazines in Japan. The dreams still haven't come true, but these photos still cheer me up.
・The works of Shiro Shirahata on "FUJIFILM WEB PHOTO MUSEUM"
・Minami-Alps Moutain Photo Studio / Shiro Shirahata Memorial Hall 南アルプス山岳写真館・白籏史朗記念館 (Japanese version only)
View Shiro Shirahata Memorial Hall 白籏史朗記念館 on Google My Maps
The admission fee is Adult : 500 yen / Elementary & Middle school student : 250 yen.
PLACE: Narada, Hayakawa-cho
HOURS: 9:00-17:00 (Entry permitted up to 16:30)
CLOSED: The regular closing day is Wednesday & during the year-end and New Year holidays. When Wednesday falls on a national holiday, the facility will be closed instead on the following day.
There is free parking space available for about 40 cars.
I recommend you to stop off at the Memorial Hall on the way back from a trip to (climbing) the Southern Alps & Hirogawara.
The timetable of the buses for Narada(Minobu Station 身延駅 ~ Narada 奈良田)(Japanese version only)
■EDIT (July 2, 2009)
Photograph exhibition "Mt.Fuji of Shiro Shirahata 白籏史朗の富士" will be held at Shiki-no-Mori Oshino Park Koyo Okada Photo Museum 四季の杜 おしの公園 岡田紅陽写真美術館, from July 22th to August 31th, 2009. The admission fee is Adult : 300 yen / Elementary & Middle school student : 200 yen / preschool-age : charge-free (Permanent or the other exhibitions : extra costs). HOURS: 9:00-17:00 (Entry permitted up to 16:30) The Museum is open each day during the exhibition.
Refer to View Mt.Fuji from Lake Motosu on Google My Maps / View Mt.Fuji from Lake Motosu on my site
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