March 2006, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report
Hoei Nojiri and his Nikon telescope, Nikon Kenkyukai Special

Hoei Nojiri and his telescope LONG TOM and big sky poet Yoshi Nagai, 1940
Photo: Copyright (c) 2006, Hoei Nojiri, Japan, All Rights Reserved

Hoei Nojiri's Nippon Kogaku Very Vintage Telescope "LONG TOM"
Big Sky Poet, Yoshi Nagai
Memorial Summer 1940

Summer night

Please look at the fantastic historical photo of old Tokyo city.
Blue black sky with summer Galaxy.
Above photo was shot on Wednesday on September 11, 1940.
Hoei Nojiri was teaching the literature in Waseda University of Tokyo. Students gathered to observe the star in the garden of Nojiri's house. A man who is playing a mandolin is Yoshi Nagai of a minstrel. He was called the poet of the big sky.

The Nikon Kenkyukai obtained the permission of publishing the photo from the bereaved family in Hoei Nojiri by negotiating on Kodama-san.
Therefore, it is prohibited to reprint or reuse this photo.

Catalogue of the Nippon Kogaku Telescope, 1925

The same photo on the YU magazine 1977

Hoei Nojiri's Book, Left is 1952 and right is 1948
Mitsuyoshi Kodama's Hoei Nojiri book collection

Hoei Nojiri and his telescope LONG TOM, 1940
Photo: Copyright (c) 2006, Hoei Nojiri, Japan, All Rights Reserved

The story of Yoshi Nagai's own life

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