|1870 or before>||The family business was to produce and to sell wax with the Kaneichi brand name.|
|1880||Katsunosuke, at the age of 18, establishes “Yamamoto Katsunosuke Syoten”, a retailer of products from the home village.|
|1886||Started a trade with Nakata Seibei, the pharmaceutical giant of Etchu(Toyama). Develops markets of pharmaceutical natural products.|
|1890's||Started Shuro rope business Because of its toughness and long life, Shuro rope from Nokami valley, met the demand from mariners and fishermen and expanded its market country wide.|
|Social service activities started.|
* Donation for social infrastructure such as road, railway, sea port, networking system.
* Donation for victims of natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, storm.
* Financial contribution for patients and disabled.
* Aid for widows and orphans.
* Donation for Buddhist temples, shrines and schools.
* Donation for tree plantation.
|1900's||Founded “Kishu Shuro Tokyo Loading Association” aiming at benefiting colleague entrepreneurs and development of the local industry. Started trade by credit.|
|1906||Established Kakumangi forest plantation.|
|1900 to 1910's||Started to import Shuro raw materials from China in order to meet its production needs.|
|Invested in plantation of Sansho, Peach, Cinnamon, Persimmon, Laurel.|
|1912||Completion of Kakumangi plantation.|
|1913||Launch of “Nokami Practical Railway” (later knows as Nokami Electric Railay) for enhancement of distribution of Shuro products.|
|1910's||Invented “Shuro rope production machine with pedaling system.”|
|1917||Invented advanced rope production machine.|
|1920's||Started to import palm shell fibers from India and Sri Lanka in order to meet its production needs.|
|1928||Distributed 200,000 free copies of “Clue for Saving Money” and “Successful and Unsuccessful Persons” around the country.|
|1931||Kinsuke inherited the business.|
|1939||Katsunosuke died at the age 78.|
|1959||Bronze statue of Katsunosuke was built at Tatsumi local community center.|
|1950's or after||
After WWII, Shuro was taken over by plastic materials.
|Kinsuke was appointed as President Director of Nokami Electric Railway.
Yuzo inherited the family business.
|1994||Nokami Electric Railways closed.|
|2006||Yuzo died. His three daughters inherited the family business.|
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