|Cameras that earned foreign currencies after W.W.II.
Right after the end of W.W.II, subminiature cameras came into fashion. Ones sold after the W.W.II were actually toys even though they really looked like cameras. It was so pretty, so it was really popular among the American Occupation Army in Japan.
At that time, GHQ prohibited sales of general cameras, but since these subminiature cameras sold so well to the Occupation Army, the domestic sales of subminiature cameras were permitted. 190 thousand cameras were exported and they earned 800 million dollars. Trade magazines of that period state that Mycro produced thousands of cameras per month.
THE HISTORY OF THE DOMESTIC CAMERA IN THE ADVERTISEMENT
THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO JAPANESE CAMERAS
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