Nikon – A Japanese History

From the Meji restoration to the digital era

 

by Giulio Forti

  • 312 pages
    b/w and color illustrations
    Format: size cm 19,5×24,6
    Paper: matt
    Binding and cover: paperback with flaps
    ENGLISH TEXT
  • ISBN: 978-88-7792-218-2

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NIKON, A JAPANESE STORY.
FROM THE MEIJI RESTORATION TO THE DIGITAL ERA

Against the backdrop of the history of the Empire of the Rising Sun between wars and conquests, the passion for photography grew in Japan in the early twentieth century.

Once the First World War broke out and military self-sufficiency was achieved, the giant Mitsubishi company founded Nippon Kogaku K. K. to produce the optical glass necessary for high-quality microscopes, telescopes and photographic lenses. Above all it provided “optical ammunition” to the armed forces until the last day of the Pacific War, on 15th August 1945.

Defeat pushed Japan to face a difficult future, but factories and foreign trade soon reopened for business. Nippon Kogaku embarked upon the path of photography and precision instruments that would contribute to it becoming a leader in the sector.

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