Early Japanese photographer
and one of the originators of "Yokohama Shashin" tourist
photos. Opened shop in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1874. Later moved to
Yokohama in 1883 and opened a studio where he prospered.
Sold souvenir photo albums
of Japan to overseas customers and took portraits in his studio.
In 1909, he was reported to be the photo company paying the highest
taxes in Japan.