The Tōkō (トーコー) is a Japanese camera using the no-need-darkroom process, reportedly advertised by the company Tōkōdō from October 1930, at the price of ¥1 for a set. It is said that the first advertisement appeared that month in Photo Times. The name similarity with the Tougo (Tōgō) cameras was probably intentional. The camera was probably shaped as a box, but this is currently unsure. No surviving example has been observed so far.
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- Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Tougō kamera (3)" (トウゴーカメラ, Tougo cameras ). In Camera Collectors' News no.316 (October 2003). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.9–21.
- Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Tougō kamera (4)" (トウゴーカメラ, Tougo cameras ). In Camera Collectors' News no.317 (November 2003). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. Pp.7–12.