The history of Meidensha, started through the big dream of one young man.
See the dream and drive that have been passed down to us, even 120 years after
the beginning of the company.
- 1873 - 1917 Founder of MEIDENSHA.
Born in 1873 in what is presently Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
After coming to Tokyo at 14, he worked as an apprentice at an electrical machinery manufacturing plant and studied at engineering school at night. He established MEIDENSHA on December 22, 1897 and developed equipment such as domestic three phase induction motors. This was the foundation of MEIDENSHA who became known as "The Motor expert Meiden." Hosui Shigemune died in 1917.