Longtime camera store in Kyoto, Camera no Mutsumido (カメラのムツミ堂) has filed for bankruptcy. This comes before the opening of megastore Yodobashi Camera in Kyoto.
Camera no Mutsumido was founded in 1945 and has operated several branches in Kyoto. Selling mainly cameras, they expanded to sell electrical appliances and mobile phones. From Feb. 2003, branch stores started seeing red ink due to competition from large camera chain stores.
It’s sad to see a local camera store disappear after being in business for so many decades.