The Lion (ライオン) is a Japanese camera using the no-need-darkroom process, reportedly advertised by the company Tamura Nisshindō from February 1931, at the price of ¥3.80. It is said that the first advertisement appeared that month in Asahi Camera. The camera was probably shaped as a box, but this is currently unsure. No surviving example has been observed so far.
- ↑ Date, price and attribution to Tamura Nisshindō: Awano, p.7 of Camera Collectors' News no.317, quoting the book Nihon Shashinshi Nenpyō (日本写真史年表).
- ↑ Awano, p.10 of Camera Collectors' News no.316, quoting a letter by Nakada Motoaki (仲田元亮).
- Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Tougō kamera (3)" (トウゴーカメラ, Tougo cameras ). In Camera Collectors' News no.316 (October 2003). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.9–21.
- Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Tougō kamera (4)" (トウゴーカメラ, Tougo cameras ). In Camera Collectors' News no.317 (November 2003). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.7–12.
- Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P.43 (brief mention only).