Takemoto (竹本) is a fairly common Japanese family name, appearing in the name of various companies.
Takemoto Shōkai (postwar)
K.K. Takemoto Shōkai (竹本商会) was a distributor in the first half of the 1950s, based in Minami-Inari, Tokyo. It was an authorized dealer (特約店) of the Tanack 35 in 1954. Its name is also mentioned about the Wagen Six, announced in 1953–4, of which it was certainly the main distributor.
|Advertisement for the Tanack 35 in Asahi Camera January 1955, showing Takemoto Shōkai as an authorized dealer. (Image rights)|
- "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), lens items Lc22.
- The address in 1954 was Tōkyō-to Taitō-ku Minami-Inari-chō (東京都台東区南稲荷町). Source: advertisement dated March 1954 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.145.
- Advertisement dated March 1954 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.145.
- Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.375, item 1055.
- Asahi Camera. Advertisements by Tanaka Kōgaku:
- January 1955, p.56;
- February 1955, p.52.
- 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. (Item 1055.)
- "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" (国産写真機ノ現状調査, Inquiry into Japanese cameras), listing Japanese camera production as of April 1943. Reproduced in Supuringu kamera de ikou: Zen 69 kishu no shōkai to tsukaikata (スプリングカメラでいこう: 全69機種の紹介と使い方, Let's try spring cameras: Presentation and use of 69 machines). Tokyo: Shashinkogyo Syuppan-sha, 2004. ISBN 4-87956-072-3. Pp.180–7.