AKA Yamauchi Fusajiro
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Location of death: Kyoto, Japan
Cause of death: Stroke
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Founder of Nintendo
Fusajiro Yamauchi was a Japanese artist who founded Nintendo Koppai on 6 November 1889, making hanafuda cards for a popular Japanese game. Loosely translated, nintendo means "leave luck to the stars". The cards were made of the bark from mitsu-mata trees, and painted by Yamauchi in his shop, until demand exceeded his ability to make the cards alone, and a small staff was hired. In 1907, Nintendo began manufacturing western-style playing cards, and over the next two decades Nintendo became Japan's largest manufacturer of playing cards. Yamauchi retired in 1929, passing control of the business to his son-in-law, Sekiryo Kaneda Yamauchi. The company's founder died in 1940, and Nintendo introduced its first electronic toy, Ultra Hand, twenty-six years later.
Daughter: Tei Yamauchi
Nintendo Founder & President (1889-1929)
Stroke Jan-1940 (fatal)
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