Shichimatsu Noto (the Second; 1905-1975)

He (right in photo) took over the company from first SHICHIEMON after graduated university. On that time, he faced quite difficult market situation on whole textile business in Japan due to world-wide financial panic and stood the worst case (nearly bankrupt). Moreover, his health condition was not enough for managing the company and he was reluctantly obliged to stop working for certain period.
On the other hand, his younger brother MANKICHI (left in photo) had been studying textile business in other reliable company in order to support our company in near future. However, he could not join our company at suitable time by inevitable reason.