Photos of Colonial Days

Since 1910s to 1941, the era that Myanmar had been British colony yet, "Nikko Photo Studio" had been in Toungoo which was the town between Yangon and Mandalay. Mr. Shiro Shimamura was the owner of the photo studio, who moved to Myanmar from Japan. And Mr. Masao Okuma, nephew to Shiro was also the owner of "Tokiwa Photo Studio" in Mandalay.

Mr. Hiroshi Shimamura, a grandson to Shiro possesses lots of rare photos taken by Shiro and Mr. Okuma. Through the courtesy of Mr. Shimamura, I would like to introduce the some these photos. Although I tried to give some description to the best of my knowledge, many of them are not obvious yet. I have to keep on investigating the history. At the same time, if you have any information about these photos, please let me know by e-mail.