Taisei Kōki

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Taisei Kōki (大成光機) is a Japanese camera maker that was active after World War II.

It is said that the company Fuji Kōgaku was split in two parts after the war: Taisei Kōki and Katsuma Kōgaku, with the latter keeping the Lyra brand name.[1] (Fuji Kōgaku and Katsuma both used the brand name Lyra on various cameras.)

All three companies Fuji Kōgaku, Katsuma Kōgaku and Taisei Kōki used the Terionar lens name, and they have similar logos, showing a cemented doublet lens scheme, with a protuberance on top, maybe an allusion to Mount Fuji. The logo used by Taisei Kōki on the Welmy range is written TAISEI WELMY.

35mm film

  • Welmy 35
  • Welmy 35 M-2
  • Welmy 35 M-3
  • Welmy Wide
  • Super Welmy 35

120 film

127 film


  1. According to Tanaka, p. 44, and this page at Japan Family Camera.

Source / further reading

  • Tanaka Masao (田中政雄). Nihon no niganrefu: Zenpen (日本の二眼レフ:前編, The TLRs of Japan, vol. 1). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1983. ISBN 4-257-08088-4