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Hinode Kōgyō K.K. (日之出興業㈱) was a Japanese distributor active in the late 1930s. It was based in Tokyo, and is only known from advertisements for the Semi Olympus II dated from July 1938 to October 1939, where it gradually appeared as the sole distributor of the camera.[1] the price was raised to ¥105 and the company Hinode Kōgyō K.K. (日之出興業㈱) gradually replaced the three authorized dealers and became the sole distributor.


  1. July 1938: advertisement published in Ars Camera reproduced in Hagiya, p.10 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.20. — February 1939: advertisement published in Asahi Graph (8 February 1939), reproduced in the Gochamaze website. — October 1939: advertisement published in Asahi Camera, reproduced in this page of the Heiki Seikatsu website.



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