Tōkyō Shashinkan

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Tōkyō Shashinkan (東京写真館, meaning Tokyo Photo Studio) was a Japanese camera maker and distributor in the late XIXth and early XXth century. It was a pioneer in selling lightweight cameras aimed at amateurs, called keiben shashinki (軽便写真機, i.e. "light and convenient cameras").[1]



  • 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.10.


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