Photographs are one kind of recorded media loved throughout the world, and they are counted as one of the artistic fields. In this section I am going to introduce how photographs are loved by Japanese people through the history of photographs in Japan.


It is said to be in 1843 that the first photograph was taken in Japan. It was the Edo Period at the time in Japan, and the first domestic photographic subject was a samurai. From there, the advancement of photographs has increased along with the demand for photographs even in Japan, and it has become a media loved by many people.

The techniques of Japan

By nature Japanese people are good at detailed work and good with their hands, so they stand out in the photography industry. Japan has produced high quality cameras one after another and won their share in the world. Japanese cameras are difficult to break and easy to handle, and they are needed by photo fans all over the world. Also, many photographers around the world use Japanese made cameras.

Representative photographers

When talking about representative photographers, it has to be Hikoma Ueno, the first photographer in Japan. He was well-known as a photographer from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period. Also, he was Japan's first battlefield photographer. Through his avant-garde activities as a pioneer the history of Japanese photographs deepened over the years.

Purchasing a camera

When buying a camera, people often go to an electronics store or a DIY store. Electronics stores have many related products for cameras, such as camera cases or protective film, so it is very useful to go there.

Photographic subjects

Many Japanese people don't want to become a photographic subject, although they love to take photos. Many people don't mind being their picture being taken in a photo together with everyone, but they don't like their picture taken alone. You could say It is a characteristic of Japanese people to be shy.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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