Kannon - Buddhist Goddess of Mercy

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Chatsphotogpilot Senior Member • Posts: 1,442
Kannon - Buddhist Goddess of Mercy

Interesting. I did not know that the first Canon camera was called a Kwanon. "There were supposedly four variants of the Kwanon camera. However, none is thought to exist today. Yoshida was a believer in Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. The name "Kwanon" came from this Goddess' name. The lens which came with the camera was named "Kasyapa" which came from Mahakashapa, a disciple of the Buddha".
[from Canon Museum of History - http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/index.html]
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Re: Kannon - Buddhist Goddess of Mercy

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Chatsphotogpilot wrote:

Interesting. I did not know that the first Canon camera was called
a Kwanon. "There were supposedly four variants of the Kwanon
camera. However, none is thought to exist today. Yoshida was a
believer in Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. The name
"Kwanon" came from this Goddess' name. The lens which came with the
camera was named "Kasyapa" which came from Mahakashapa, a disciple
of the Buddha".
[from Canon Museum of History -
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/index.html]
Chatsphotogpilot, PP-ASEL
http://www.chatterjees.com/portfolio
http://www.chatterjees.com/aviator
'Cleared to land runway three four left'

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