1st modern Olympics
The era of the practical application of an electric bulb by Edison and the 1st modern Olympics in Athens
Takeo Yamanobe Meets Eiichi Shibusawa
In 1851, Takeo Yamanobe was born in the Iwami region (present Shimane Prefecture). He was adopted by the Yamanobe family, and went to Tokyo to study English. In 1877, he travelled to England, and there he chose to study economics at the University of London.In the spring of 1879, the then leader of the Japanese financial world, Eiichi Shibusawa, suggested that Yamanobe become a spinning engineer, to which he willingly agreed. It was this meeting that set our company into motion.
One of the foundations of Toyobo, Osaka Boseki was born
Osaka Boseki was established on May 3rd, 1882, and started operation as Japan's first large-scale spinning mill in 1883.When nighttime production started, the lighting inside the factory was switched from oil lamps to electric lighting. Lighting was supplied from an Edison-style DC generator from September 1886, and it was the first of its kind to be used in a private factory. At that time, the only other electric lights were in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, and in the Military Academy.
Establishment of Mie Boseki