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.