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Yoshino Shashinki-ten

Yoshino Shashinki-ten (吉野写真機店) was a Japanese camera shop based in Tokyo, Higashi Ryōgoku in 1930–2.[1]

Yoshino Shōkai

Yoshino Shōkai (吉野商会) was a Japanese company based in Hiroshima, Onagamachi in 1934.[2] It was making a patented exposure meter, certainly of the extinction type.

Yoshino Kōgaku

Yoshino Kōgaku (吉野光学) was a Japanese company based in Tokyo, Arakawa in 1943.[3] It is listed in the April 1943 government inquiry as the maker of some lenses mounted on cameras distributed by Misuzu Shōkai.

Lens list:

  • Midget 20/4.5, three elements, mounted on the New Midget II[4]
  • Jilona or Jilonar (ジロナー) 75/3.5, three elements, mounted on the Semi Lead[5]

Notes

  1. The exact address in 1930 was Honjo-ku Higashi Ryōgoku 2 Kokugikan-mae (本所区東両国二丁目国技館前). Source: advertisement in Asahi Camera February 1930, p.A22.
  2. The address was Hiroshima-shi Onagamachi 6 (広島市尾長町六). Source: advertisement in Shashin Salon January 1934.
  3. Its address in 1943 was Tōkyō-to Arakawa-ku Mikawashima-chō (東京都荒川区三河島町) 8–1663. Source: "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras").
  4. "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), lens item I2.
  5. "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), lens item Lb3.

Bibliography

  • Asahi Camera. Advertisements by Yoshino Shashinki-ten in February 1930 (p.A22) and June 1932 (p.A28).
  • "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.
  • Shashin Salon. Advertisement by Yoshino Shōkai in January 1934. No page number.
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