A look at the headquarters of Nintendo in 1889

Published on Jan 26, 2018

Nintendo was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1889, and was specialized in the production of Hanafuda cards. Thanks to a historic project, now, we can take a look at the company's headquarters in Kyoto in the year of its foundation.

“Memories of Kyoto, 150 years after the Meiji period” is a project aimed at documenting the history of the city in the years from 1868 to 1912. In a post, then shared by Florent Gorges and Isao Yamazaki, is told the history of Nintendo, along with a photo depicting his first home (at the bottom of the article).

The founder of Nintendo, Fusajiro Yamauchi, whose real name was Fusajiro Fukui, was at the head of Haika, a company specialized in the production of cement. Subsequently, he was adopted by his boss, Naoshichi Yamauchi, is a widespread practice in Japan, in order to maintain the company a “family business”.

Nintendo, then, it has remained a family business until 2002, when Satoru Iwata took the place of the great-grandson of Fusajiro.

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Source: Kotaku

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