I have begun making electronic tool for my UAV project. I live on the old road called 'Nakasendo'. The road connects
Kyoto to Edo ( renamed Tokyo later ) via Kiso (main heights area).
I am a Japanese citizen. My father was born in snowy Hokkaido ( the north part of Japan ), holding the 2008 summit
meeting, and a drafted torpedo sailor, who fought the Battle of Leyte Gulf on the destroyer Ushio of the Imperial
Japanese Navy. The battle was the largest in the world naval history.
Majoring in precision engineering, I studied mechanics, measurement systems, and computational analysis at Tokyo
Institute of Technology. I took part in R&D of sensors, mechanical design, image processing, electronic
circuit and medical diagnostics design at Shimadzu, Optex, KRI, and Osaka University.
I design and work electronic devices by myself. I have got a ham license to handle wireless transmitter, which may emit
10W of aerial power under mobile regulation of Japan.
I designed some bio medical tools. They are mainly for experimental study in medicine or bio chemistry.
William Merrell Vories passed away at Omihachiman 15 km ( 9.3 mi ) off here on 7 May 1964. I respect his life and
activities. He was born in Kansas on 28 October 1880. He was interested in music and drawing or painting
in his childhood. He wanted to be an architect, but he left San Franscisco for Yokohama on 10 Janurary 1905. The Vories
Museum rewards for his virtue.
The long and winding road that leads to your door,
Will never disappear, I've seen that road before
It always leads me here, leads me to your door.
Vories made a popular drug brand 'Mentholatum' for Japanese people. The brand was bought by Rohto now.
The brand mark is an old fashioned girlish nurse, wears an old nurse cap like a nun, a collared shirt and a
traditional smock. Her hair is curled fully. She also wears an armband on her left arm. Western people might
widespread wearing armbands inlike Vories Japan. DRK nurses wore such aprons and an
armband in WWII.
Histrical episodes nearby
There was an airfield of IJAAF at Youkaichi. 244th Sentai moved here from Chiran in Kyusyu on Jul 15th in 1945. On Jul
25th, 244th Sentai lost 2 of 5 shiki-sen ( Ki-100 ) whose pilots were Obata
Tsuto and Ikuta Noboru at a combat with F6F. Youkaichi is located 20km from here. The photo shows a
Ki-100 at Youkaichi.
A blue-eyed doll named Mary came from US in 1927. A local elementary school welcomed her, Konan 2nd
elementary school has her now. Konancho is located 20 km from here. Unfortunately the relation between
2 nations got worse, newspapers made the movement.
Local government Hikone Han sent 2,000 troop on the beach of Kurihama with
Kawagoe Han in 1853, on US gunboat diplomacy. Aizu Han and Shino Han coast-
guarded. Hikone is located 35 km off here. USN had upheld 31 stars and strips in those days which was upheld again on
2 September 1945. Hiroshige, landscape artist drew Moriyama in a series of ukiyoe printing in edo era.
Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered gun smiths of Kunitomo to make 15 guns before the Sekigahara Battle.
Kunitomo is located 50km from here. The photo shows that Shibatsuji Riemon of Sakai made the gun. It was used to
conquer Osaka. The surface of the gun was forged. Caliber 9cm, Length 313cm.
Shogun Ashikaga Yoshihisa ( 1465-1489 ) died at his camp, called Magari-no-jinsho 4km ( 2.5mi ) off here. On marching
through Kyoto, he wore a tachi ( sword ) of Yoshimitsu and a long bow of Shigeto.
Tokugawa Yoshinobu ( 1837-1913) commanded bakufu troop at the camp of Otsu in
December 1864. Otsu is on the coast of Biwa Lake. Yoshinobu was the last Shogun in Japanese samurai history.