Mitsutarō Fuku

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Mitsutarō Fuku (福 光太郎, Fuku Mitsutarō, 1898–1965) was a Japanese photographer.

In 1922, Fuku went to the United States where he worked in the dry goods business in Seattle. In the mid-1930s, he was very active both in the submission of his photographs to various salons and in photographic circles in Seattle, where he also had a solo exhibition in 1935. He returned to Japan in 1936 and the next year had a solo exhibition in Mitsukoshi department store. From 1940 he taught photography at Nihon University for one year. After World War II, Fuku ran a commercial photographic studio in Kyōbashi, Tokyo.


  • Nihon no shashin: Uchinaru katachi, sotonaru katachi 1: Torai kara 1945 made (日本の写真 内なるかたち・外なるかたち 1 渡来から1945まで) / Japanese Photography: Form In/Out 1: From Its Introduction to 1945. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 1996. Exhibition catalogue. Text and captions in Japanese and English. Fuku's "At the Dry Dock" (c. 1934) appears on p. 89. (in Japanese)
  • Nihon no shashinka (日本の写真家) / Biographic Dictionary of Japanese Photography. Tokyo: Nichigai Associates, 2005. ISBN 4-8169-1948-1. (in Japanese)
  • Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers. Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000. ISBN 4-473-01750-8. Despite its alternative English title, in Japanese only. (in Japanese)