The full-size monument of 25 great figures related to Saga, who actively participated in various fields around the end of Edo period and Meiji Restoration were set up at 9 places on the central street of Saga City according to the "Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo" which is held all around the prefecture from March 17, 2018 to January 14, 2019.
Enjoy walking around historical sites in towns of Saga while learning about the achievements of each figure who has accomplished great feats.
SPOT 12 Businessmen who developed major enterprises
-Nakatomi Saburo (1876-1957) *The figure standing on the left
The third-generation president who established the basis of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Launched "Salonpas" which subsequently became the national pain relief patches.
-Ichimura Kiyoshi (1900-1968) *The figure standing on the right
Founder of RICOH SAN-AI GROUP. Launched twin-lens reflex cameras and created a major boom of camera sales throughout Japan.
|Address||1-2 Matsubara, Saga City (Across from Odori Parking)|
|Official Name||偉人モニュメント（SPOT12）大企業へと発展させた実業家 中冨三郎、市村清|
|Access||Approx. 18 minutes from JR Saga Station|
|Contact||Cultural Affairs Division, Saga Prefecture|
|MAPCODE||87 291 728*04|