June 2007, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

June 2007, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report

Mr. Ryosuke Mori's Study, Ritsumeikan University

June 16, 2007

Tokyo Meeting

A History of Japanese

Camera Technology

The Hsitory of Science Society Japan

The Hsitory of Science Society Japan is a academic society that researches the history of the science established in 1941.
The 54th convention was held in Kyoto Sangyo University on May 27, 2007.
Mr. Ryosuke Mori lectured at the convention.
The title of his lecture was "A History of Japanese Camera Technology - Reference to High Class 35mm Precision Cameras Development, from Prewar to Wartime".
Because Michio Akiyama had been interested in his study, Akiyama invited him to the Nikon Kekyukai Tokyo meeting.

Tokyo June Meeting

MORI's Study

He finished writing a study on the old Japanese camera as "A History of Japanese Camera Technology - Reference to High Class 35mm Precision Cameras Development, from Prewar to Wartime".

A History of Japanese Camera Technology - Reference to High Class 35mm Precision Cameras Development, from Prewar to Wartime

Mr. Ryosuke Mori

Nikon Kenkyukai VS Mr. Ryosuke Mori

The Phantom Prototype Camera KWANON

Mr. Goro Yoshida and His Dream KWANON

A hot discussion continued though the lecture ended

The Phantom Prototype Camera KWANON

This is a mock-up model of the prototype camera phantom KWANON which was planned and produced by Mori. This mock-up model was made by a Buddha statue sculptor in Kyoto, Japan.

"The best submarine is the Igo.
The best airplane is the Model 92.
The best camera is the Kwanon.
They are all the best in the world."

This was the famous copy of an advertisement about "KWANON," that appeared in the June l934 issue of the Asahi Camera magazine in Japan.
The KWANON camera and KASYAPA lens were Mr. Goro Yoshida's big dream.

A Mock-up of the Phantom Prototype Camera KWANON

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