SHIMAZU Nariakira

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SHIMAZU Nariakira 島津 斉彬 (1809-1858) Southern Kyushu. Lord (daimyo) of the Satsuma Clan in the 19th century. (Also spelled Shimadzu.)

Acquired a camera from UENO Shunnojo of Nagasaki in 1848 and experimented with it.

One surviving photo which he may have taken was titled "The Three Princesses," kept at the Shimazu family museum in Kagoshima. A crude daguerreotype portrait of him taken by ICHIKI Shiro survives today.

Web site: http://www.shuseikan.jp/about/index.html

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