Industrialist and statesman.
The first artificial fertilizer manufacturer in Japan.
Kumejiro was born in Beppu Town of Harima Province (present Hyogo Prefecture) as a third son of a land owner at the end of the Samurai period.
At 20 years old, Kumejiro took over the family business.
In 1890, he started producing artificial manure.
Later, his company exported thier merchandise to the countries overseas.
In 1908, he became a member of the House of Representatives.
This scroll was drawn in the 13th year of the Taisho era (1924).
There are a few stains and small tears at the top of the mounting.
There are folds and spots to some extent in whole.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is so-so.
Although, a Kanji poem in three lines is written in good form.
The poem is written about mental attitude to make people enriched.