This is the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography’s 12th annual show, which each year focuses on a new aspect or theme of contemporary Japanese photography.

This year it asks artists to look at streets. As pathways that allow us to have encounters with others, make new discoveries and physically engage with the world, it’s only natural that streets can inspire interesting and thought-provoking work. The photographers featured in this exhibition do not merely capture the aesthetic of roads and highways, but rather use the idea of a street as a means to consider the world and our place within it; Dec. 7-Jan 26.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Ebisu Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thu.-Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥700. Closed Mon. 03-3280-0099; syabi.com

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