5.Do you know "Kanou Natsuo"?
Born in 1828 in Kyoto. He began to learn metalworking at the age of twelve and went to Edo (Tokyo) at the age of twenty-five and devoted himself to studies. He became craftsman for the Imperial Household. During the early Meiji era beautiful coinage was created and designed by him. He was specifically responsible for designing and die making. He contributed much not only to the Mint at the time of its founding but to modern metal working world in the Meiji era.