|Advertisement by Rokuwa in Ars Camera February 1949. (Image rights)|
K.K. Rokuwa (㈱六和, translated as Rokuwa Co., Ltd.) was a Japanese distributor, already active in 1949. Its headquarters were in Tokyo, Muromachi (室町), and it had a plant in Tachikawa (立川). In the 1950s, it also had addresses in Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo.
The company was perhaps called Rokuwa Shōji (六和商事) at the beginning of the 1950s.
|Minori accessory rangefinder|
image by Geoff Harrisson (Image rights)
- Minori accessory rangefinder
- Minori self-timer
Minori film was available in the mid-1950s in the following sizes:
- 120 size, short roll, 4 exposures in 6×9cm format
- 127 size, short roll, 4 exposures in 4×6.5cm format
- 35mm size, 20 exposures
- Bolta size, short roll, 12 exposures
- Mycro size, 10 exposures
- 8mm size for Lighter cameras, 10 exposures
- Advertisement in Ars Camera February 1949, p.29.
- Advertisement in Ars Camera February 1949, p.29. The address in Tokyo was Tōkyō-to Chūō-ku Nihonbashi Muromachi 3–1 Konishiroku Bldg. (東京都中央区日本橋室町3–1小西六ビル).
- Advertisements reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.214. The address in Osaka was Ōsaka-shi Minami-ku Junkeimachi-dōri 2–37 (大阪市南区順慶町通り2–37). The address in Tokyo was unchanged.
- Advertisement by Japan Photo Service dated March 1950, mentioning the Minoriflex, reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.193.
- Minori film and other products: advertisements for the Stereo Rocca reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.214.
- Item observed in an online auction, presumably sold by Rokuwa.
- See the Stereo Rocca instruction manual at stereoskopie.com.
- Ars Camera. Advertisement by Hinomaruya in February 1949 (p.29).
- Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.