Saihei Hirose

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Saihei Hirose
Hirose Saihei.jpg
Born June 16, 1828
Shiga Prefecture
Died 1914
Occupation mining executive

Saihei Hirose (June 16, 1828–1914) was a Japanese mining business man and former head of the board of directors of Sumitomo Zaibatsu from 1877 to 1894.[1] Prior to that, he was manager of the Besshi Copper Mine, which he extensively modernised using Western technology.[2][3]

There is a museum dedicated to him in Niihama, called the Hirose Memorial Museum.[4]


  1. ^ a b Hirose, Mitsumasa (2000, originally 1926). 宰平遺績 : 伝記・広瀬宰平 / 広瀬満正著 (Saihei iseki : denki Hirose Saihei) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Ōzorasha. ISBN 4-7568-0894-8.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Development into a modern company after the Meiji era". History. Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ Wray, William D. (1984). "Four". Mitsubishi and the N.Y.K., 1870-1914: business strategy in the Japanese shipping industry (2nd ed.). Harvard Univ Asia Center. pp. 139–141. ISBN 978-0-674-57665-0. 
  4. ^ "Hirose Memorial Museum". Welcome To Niihama: A Guidebook. Niihama City. Retrieved 2009-04-20.