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Asahi Shōten (朝日商店) was a Japanese distributor based in Tokyo in the late 1940s.[1] In 1948, it advertised the Top subminiature camera, successor of the Guzzi, ostensibly made by "Top Camera Works" (the latter was perhaps a dummy name, see Camera Works).[2]

Notes Edit

  1. The exact address was Tōkyō-to Taitō-ku Kamikurumazaka-chō 34 (東京都台東区上車坂町34). Source: advertisement on p.4 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, April 20, 1948, reproduced on p.82 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  2. Advertisement on p.4 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, April 20, 1948, reproduced on p.82 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.

Bibliography Edit

  • Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin (日本写真興業通信). Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku (百号ごと十回の記録, Ten records, every hundred issues). Tokyo: Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin Sha (日本写真興業通信社), 1967. No ISBN number.

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