A bit of a confusing title so let me explain. Yashica started off as Yashima and although they called their first twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera the Yashimaflex they quickly changed to Yashicaflex with their subsequent models. Yashima became Yashica in 1958 when the company name matched the camera’s name.
Here’s a rather rare presentation box for the A-II. This box was for the export version of the camera – the domestic market box was slightly different.
I’ll have more about this interesting early camera from Yashima soon. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris
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