He was born as fourth son of Heizo Yamamoto who is a merchant in Nigata
1849 He was adopted by Kishi family who was merchant for cloth of kimono whose address is Nagaoka Omoteichinomachi
1854 He changed his business from cloth for kimono to importing goods.
1869 Starting of the Lamp Association meeting at Kishi’s house.
1878 Founded Rice trading company with Tetsuzo Suzuki in September started a bank business at 69th Bank with Magozaemon Sekiya, as Vice General Manager.
1879 Founded Nagaoka business company with Kametaro Endo and General Manger.
1886 Founded Hokuetsu Immigration Company with Okuzjiro Mishima
1887 Founded the Chamber of Commerce and Industry with Kyohachiro Nomoto.
1888 Founded Nippon Oil Company with Kenzaburo Yamaguchi
1891 Founded Thread manufacturing factory with Rokumatsu Watanabe
1895 Founded Hokuetsu Railway Company with Kenzaburo Yamaguchi, as auditing director.
1898 The President of 69th Bank and founded Nagaoka Refinery Company, as president
1899 Founded Nagaoka Oil Transporting company, was President.
9th – died
A leader in the Nagaoka industrial business world in the Meiji Era.
His son Kichimatsu went to Texas in USA and succeeded as a pioneer in Japanese immigration. When Ukichi was near death, he urged Kichimatsu, who was relucant to leave his father, it is said that he told him, "don't delay even a day to get back to Texas."
[Hometown: The People of Nagaoka, Nagaoka City]
|Burial site of Ukichi Kishi, Saifukuji temple||1869 Starting of the Lamp Association meeting at Kishi’s house.|
What's the Lamp
It is said that when the oil refined from liquids of the Echigo area was used, the light was bright, and thus "this is the symbol of western culture. If we study under this light, we can revamp out industry." Thus, started the "Lamp Association."
Kishi (third from left on top row)
Torasaburo Kobayashi is second from right on top row. (Kome Hyappyo)
Okujiro MIshima is second from right on bottom row. He founded Hokuetsu Immigration Company with Ukichi Kishi. He was co-establisher of the 69th Bank (1878) and the third president of the bank.
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