Nagasaki University Library [Mansvelt Collection]

Japanese Version
Japanese Version

Ueno Hikoma Collection

Ueno Hikoma is known as a pioneer Japanese photographer.


He learned Western sciences to take over his fathers' business.

He entered a Medical school in which Matsumoto Ryojun and Pompe taught in 1858.


Hikoma learned to deepen his knowledge of photography from a chemistry point of view.

He opened his own studio, then he was active as a Dutch scholar and a photographer.


This is composed of one photo album and seven separate photographs, mainly landscape photographs of Nagasaki.

Ueno Hikoma (1838-1904)