03 Nov 2015 17 Jan 2016

Le Comte des nuages

Masanao Abe facing Mount Fuji

Tribute to Mount Fuji, spiritual and cultural symbol of Japan.

About the installation

Source of inspiration of the greatest artists of Nippon, this sacred mountain inspired Count Masanao Abe (1891-1966), a meteorologist entranced by the ceaselessly swirling clouds around its summit. The “Abe Laboratory of Clouds and Atmospheric Currents” was founded in 1927. The lab allowed Abe to gather new material over a period of half a century (large-format photographs, experimental films, glass plates, meteorological data) using his own photographic devices, turning this scientific heritage into a remarkable collection of works of art.


  • The Intermediatheque is a social contribution activity of the S.A. Japan Post.
  • Exhibition produced with the support of Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd.

With the support of Fondation Martine Aublet
Under the auspices of Fondation de France

  • Design

    • Yoshiaki Nishino, Director of the Tokyo University Museum
  • Place:   Atelier Martine Aublet
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 03 November 2015 at Sunday 17 January 2016
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions

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