@ As the choir sang the hymn solemnly, mourners approached the alter one by one to
offer incense to honor late Mr. Teijiro Kurosawa.
A long line of mourners then proceeded to view photos of Kurosawa-sanfs many inventions.
Displayed among flowers was the Mainichi Award of Cultural Merit.
The fact that Kurosawa-san's name was on top of the richest people in Japan was because he had never cheated on taxes. His motto was never to borrow money from the bank. He was a man of frugality. He would wear well-worn black suits and black leathershoes. Yet he would spend money to build a school for children of his employees. He would build houses for his employees and their families, and would charge mere 15 yen for the rent. He was a man of honor and sincerity.
It is desired that his biography be published to record his life as a page in the cultural history of Japan.
(Mainichi Newspaper dated February 4, 1953)
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February 23, 2012
Because he believes in
You may not believe it but there are houses whose rents are only 4 yen to 15 yen.
They are company residences for employees of Kamata Factory of Kurosawa Company, a typewriter manufacturer.
There are 74 such residences and about 400 employees and their families live in them. The water charge is only 20 sen.
The electricity is paid by the company. There is absolutely no dispute between the employer and employees.
The owner of the Factory, Mr. Teijiro Kurosawa died suddenly on January 26 at the age of 78 because of brain hemorrhage.
Mr. Hasei, President of Salvage Japan Company praised highly of Mr. Kurosawa. Kurosawa-san will be missed by very many people.
(Asahi Newspaper dated January 29, 1953)