“Daido Seimei Building” in the Osaka Yodoyabashi neighborhood. I went to Ikefes.
Ikefes, this time Daido Seimei Building.
This year’s Ikefes season, a fairly famous building in Osaka City has been opened to the public and you can enter. So, the Daido Life Insurance Building this time, the insurance company for the president of the company, is a part of the company’s risk management. Its history is also interesting, and historical materials of Daido Life Insurance were also exhibited. In such a big company, he would almost be a part of the history of Osaka.
Asako Hirooka is from Mitsui, Kyoto.
Asako Hirooka, the heroine who helped found this company, is also a famous entrepreneur. She was the daughter of Mitsui in Kyoto, and when she was 17 years old, she married into the Hirooka family in Osaka. It is related to the industry, and it seems that he was in contact with the ingenuity with a pistol. Kashimaya also established Kashima Bank to expand its business. Asako was also interested in educating high school girls, and she sympathized with Jinzo Naruse and was involved in the establishment of Japan Women’s University.
The Hirooka family and Kashimaya expanded their business from coal mining to banking and insurance.
In the Hirooka family, Masaaki Hirooka became the representative of the banking and insurance business, and this is the history of Daido Life Insurance. Asako’s husband is Shingoro, an adopted son of a branch family, but Asako’s daughter is the second president of Daido Life. After that, Masaaki’s son, the 10th head of the Hirooka family, became the third head of Daido Life. After her husband’s death, Asako entrusted her business to her daughter, after which she focused on her education. Despite the background of the times and the family environment, the fact that women are active in this era is a great woman, a Mitsui blood, and a great person.
Asako Hirooka devoted herself to women’s education.
In 1914, Fusae Ichikawa attended a summer seminar held in Gotemba, Shizuoka. Although it was still a male-dominated society, it must have demonstrated its power as a woman based on its achievements in corporate growth, passed it on to future generations, and appealed for gender equality in society. I guess that’s what it is today.