|Birth Place||Magoori-mura, Fuchi-gun|
Horiuchi Katsujirō developed the Japan’s first photograph film.
He established a photographic film manufacturer company called Asahi Shashin Kōgyō in 1925. All films were imported at the time. Horiuchi and a researcher build a factory near the Shinkawa River and the Makome River in Asada-cho. They released the Japan’s first photograph film, Kiku Film, in 1928. The company also introduced the Japan’s X-ray film, ASK X-ray Film, in 1930, and 35 mm cinema films in 1938.
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