Makoto Shimizu, originator of match production in Japan :
Makoto was born on December 25th, in Kouka 2. He established Shinsuisha in 1876 (Meiji 9), but went bankrupt in 1888 (Meiji 21). Later he revived in match business and left brilliant accomplishments. He passed away on February 8th, 1899 (Meiji 32).