Sazō Idemitsu

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Sazō Idemitsu (出光 佐三?, Idemitsu Sazō, August 22, 1885 - March 7, 1981[1]) was a Japanese businessman and founder of the petroleum company Idemitsu Kosan.[2] He was also an art collector, especially fond of Sengai Gibon.[3] He is the father of the Japanese experimental video artist, Mako Idemitsu.

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  1. ^ "Idemitsu Group Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2006" (PDF). Idemitsu Kosan. March 2007. p. 60. Retrieved 2008-12-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ International Directory of Company Histories , Vol. 49. St. James Press, 2003 as quoted on " article". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  and "FundingUniverse". Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ Russell, John (March 5, 1982). "Art: Asian Treasures of a Japanese Collector". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.