Kōyō Ishikawa

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Kōyō Ishikawa (石川 光陽 Ishikawa Kōyō?, July 5, 1904 – December 26, 1989) was a Japanese photographer.[1] As an officer of the Metropolitan Police Department, he was virtually the only person who pictured the immediate damages by the bombings of Tokyo in World War II under a strict regulation that prohibited civilians from taking pictures of war damages.[2][3]



  1. ^ (Japanese) Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, editor. 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (『日本写真家事典』 Nihon shashinka jiten?). Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000. ISBN 4-473-01750-8
  2. ^ "Great Tokyo Air Raid a war crime (Yomiuri Shimbun editorial)". March 18, 2005. Retrieved September 20, 2008. 
  3. ^ "TBS「月曜ゴールデン『シリーズ激動の昭和 3月10日東京大空襲 語られなかった33枚の真実』」" (in Japanese). Retrieved September 20, 2008.