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Satō Sanesudō (左藤サンエス堂, Satō San'esudō)[1] was a Japanese distributor in Tokyo in the 1920s. It was advertising Ernemann, Goerz and ICA cameras in 1922.[2] Its address at the time was Kanda-ku Omote Sarugaku-chō 24 (東京市神田区表猿楽町二十四).[3] In 1931, Sanesudō reportedly advertised the Baby camera using the no-need-darkroom process.[4]


  1. San'esu (サンエス) perhaps stands for "SSS".
  2. Advertisement in Ars Camera February 1922.
  3. Advertisement in Ars Camera February 1922.
  4. Awano, p.7 of Camera Collectors' News no.317, quoting the book Nihon Shashinshi Nenpyō (日本写真史年表).


  • Ars Camera. Advertisement by Satō Sanesudō in February 1922. No page number.
  • Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Tougō kamera (4)" (トウゴーカメラ[4], Tougo cameras [4]). In Camera Collectors' News no.317 (November 2003). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.7–12.