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Fusō Shōkai (扶桑商会) was a Japanese sales company based in Osaka in the 1900s.[1] It sold cameras and photographic accessories, as well as other products, such as bicycles. A catalogue by Fusō dated September 1906 lists a number of cameras and describes the following in more detail:[2]

  • Fusō No.1
  • Fusō No.2 Kō and Otsu
  • Fusō Cherry No.1, No.2 and No.3
  • Fusō Champion
  • Fusō (8×10.5cm)
  • Primar Camera (プリマーカメラ)
  • Cyclon Hand (サイクロン手提)

Notes Edit

  1. Its address in 1906 was Ōsaka-shi Nishi-ku Kyōmachi Horiage-dōri 1 (大阪市西区京町堀上通一丁目). Source: Kan'i Shashin-jutsu September 1906 catalogue by Fusō Shōkai, available in electronic form at the National Diet Library.
  2. Kan'i Shashin-jutsu September 1906 catalogue by Fusō Shōkai, pp.14–5 and pp.16–7, available in electronic form at the National Diet Library.

Bibliography Edit

  • Fusō Shōkai Shashinbu (扶桑商会写真部). Kan'i Shashin-jutsu (簡易写真術, Simple technique of photography). Ōsaka: Odagaki Tetsujirō (小田垣哲次郎),September 1906. Available in electronic form at the National Diet Library.

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