Mr. Ushiyama and Yashima / Yashica

Image is from what I gather is a visa to visit (or do work) in Brazil. I believe this image is from 1957. Yashica did set up a factory in Brazil and had established an address there.

Image is from what I gather is a visa to visit (or do work) in Brazil. I believe this image is from 1957. Yashica did set up a factory in Brazil and had established an address there.

Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama…

Founder and president of Yashima Kogaku Seiki Company, Limited. He and his brother, Mr. Jisaburo Ushiyama started a small manufacturing business in their hometown of Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan in the late 1940s and transitioned to making cameras by 1953. In the 1950s, Yashima grew to one of Japan’s largest camera manufacturers and by the close of the decade of the fifties, they outsold many of today’s best know camera makers. Yashima became Yashica and the rest is history. I believe these images are of Mr. Ushiyama as they were scanned from the original camera instruction booklets from Yashica.

Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama and his brother Jisaburo c1959.

Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama and his brother Jisaburo c1959.

Scan of the president and director of Yashica camera... Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama c1959.

Scan of the president and director of Yashica camera… Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama c1959.

Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama from Yashica camera instruction booklet 1958.

Mr. Yoshimasa Ushiyama from Yashica camera instruction booklet 1958.

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WHO is this man???

This man appears on the cover…

Of a 1959 dated Yashica instruction booklet for the Yashica A-III twin-lens reflex camera. He also appears in a Yashica sales brochure in German dressed as a cowboy (1950’s style cowboy) with the same pipe and expression. I would love to know this actors name. Any help would be appreciated… greatly!

Yashica's

Yashica’s “Mystery Man”… from the cover of the 1959 Yashica A-III TLR camera instruction booklet.