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Fusajiro Yamauchi

Fusajiro Yamauchi (山内 房治郎 Yamauchi, Fusajirō, November 22, 1859 – January 1940) was a Japanese entrepreneur who founded the company that is now known as Nintendo Company Limited.

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Fusajiro Yamauchi, 's founder, would turn 157 years old today. I'm younger, but we were born on the same…
Born November 22, 1859- Fusajiro Yamauchi, Founder of Nintendo Koppai company who gave the world video games.
Fusajiro Yamauchi passed away in 1940 but the Meiji period (estimated date of these layouts) is from 1868 to 1912 right?
bet jabs praise toward the grave of Fusajiro Yamauchi tho
No more beef between us Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, Computer Gamers next year please. It's not fun but stupid. Bill Gates, Shuhei Yoshida, Fusajiro Yamauchi only want your money anyway. Stay with Xbox. Stay with PlayStation. It don't matter.
In 1889 The Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi. They make Hanafuda playing cards.
On this day in 1889, Nintendo Koppai, the predecessor of Nintendo, was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce a set of playing cards called Hanafuda, or flower cards, used to play a number of games
On this day in tech history, Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a playing card company that would go on to revolutionize gaming around the world.
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Today's a big day in history! Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a playing card company in 1889 by the name of Nintendo. Sadly, their former president, Hiroshi Yamauchi who served 1949-2002, passed away yesterday. Today’s other Birthdays include: Maren Jensen, better known as Athena from the original Battlestar Galactica series; Ani DiFranco, musician and iconic feminist; Rosalind Chao, aka Keiko O’Brien of the Star Trek franchise; and the butler we love to hate, Rob James-Collier, better known as Thomas Barrow of Downton Abbey fame. In 1846 astronomers Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d’Arrest used the calculations of mathematician, Urbain Le Verrier to locate and identify the eighth planet in our solar system, Neptune. Ironically, 31 years later on the same date, Urbain Le Verrier died. In 2012, scientists discover four genetic variants of breast cancer, moving research ahead for both testing and possible cures for the approximately 230,000 individuals diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
*SHOUT OUT* 124 years ago today Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a Hanafuda card manufacturing company in Kyoto. The name of that company was... Nintendo Koppai!
On this date 1889: Japanese entrepreneur Fusajiro Yamauchi opens a shop in Kyoto with the purpose of producing and marketing the increasingly popular Japanese card game Hanafuda. Using handcrafted artwork on the cards his new approch to the medium both boosted the games populatiry and his profits. He would eventually expand with another card shop in Osaka. The game is still popular and the company founded by Fusajiro Yemauchi is still in buisness. However, the company has switched from card games to the market Nintendo Company is famous for today. Nintendo still manefactures Hanafuda cards, as a recognition of its own company history.
On this day in 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo Koppai, most famously known for the Mario Bros franchise and various gaming consoles. However, back in 1889, Yamauchi founded Nintendo Koppai for the purposes of producing and selling hand-crafted Hanafuda cards painted on mulberry tree bark. Hanafuda or 'flower cards' are used to play a variety of games, and are a direct descendant of Portuguese Dragon Cards, first introduced to Japan by the men working the ships that carried the missionary Francis Xavier to Japan in 1549.
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Today is a most important day in geek history.on September 23, 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi founded his company that made Hanafudo playing cards. These cards became wildly popular so he had to hire on more people. This company is one of THE biggest game companies and revolutionized game playing. The company?? Nintendo Koppai.aka Nintendo! Happy birthday, Nintendo!!
9/23/1889: The now famous video game company Nintendo was founded. It started as a playing cards company by Fusajiro Yamauchi
FYI: Did you know that Fusajiro Yamauchi was the founder of Nitendo games and that he died on Sept 19, 2013. So, the next time you pick up that Xbox or Wii remember to thank Yamauchi because he was the pioneer of video games, with games like Donkey Kong, Mario brothers and my all time favorite PAC-man.
Yesterday, word came that Hiroshi Yamauchi, who was the head of Nintendo from 1949 through 2002, had died at the age of eighty-five. Yamauchi led his company, which had been founded in the nineteenth century by his great-grandfather, through an extraordinary and unique transformation. In his 2010 article “Master of Play,” which is about Nintendo’s preëminent video-game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nick Paumgarten told some of Yamauchi’s story: Nintendo has been in the business of play since 1889. Its founder, Fusajiro Yamauchi, made playing cards, or karuta. Well into the next century, the company’s main product was hanafuda—cards made from crushed mulberry bark and lavishly illustrated with symbols such as animals and flowers—which replaced the painted seashells that the Japanese had traditionally used and which became widespread in Japan for gambling. As it happens, fortune and luck are intrinsic to the company’s name. Made up of the three kanji characters nin, ten, and do, the name has ...
Fusajiro Yamauchi, the creator of Nintendo, died. I don't know why but I feel so unbearably sad. My nerd friends will understand this I think. Rest In Peace.
NEWS Tributes Abound for Hiroshi Yamauchi Creator Of Nintendo Written by Historian Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who brought Nintendo to prominence as a leading player in the video games industry, has died aged 85. The great-grandson of Nintendo's founder Fusajiro Yamauchi, Hiroshi Yamauchi ran the Japanese firm from 1949 to 2002.
Yesterday was a sad day Fusajiro Yamauchi the creater of Nintendo's greatest system ever died a huge piece of my childhood died as well in honor of Mr.Yamauchi i will play Nintendo games all day NINTENDO BEST SYSTEM EVER MADE
Farewell to Fusajiro Yamauchi - Nintendo, Founder, you changed many lives.
Fusajiro Yamauchi who started Nintendo passed away today the same day Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton d
Man. Fusajiro Yamauchi, the creator of the home schooled child's life, aka, Nintendo, recently died. Sad, sad, very sad day.
R.I.P. Nintendo founder Fusajiro Yamauchi who brought us Donkey Kong and Super Mario amongst other games,he was 85.
So apparently Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Thomas Edison of video games, died today. I'm not going to try to guilt you into feeling bad of his death even if I could. Fact of the matter is that probably 90% don't know who he is, so I thought I take a moment to give a brief informative and perhaps intriguing history lesson. You may or may not already know that Nintendo has been around since the late 1800's. Back then they started as card manufacturing company for a Japanese game called Hanafunda. The company was started by Fusajiro Yamauchi and remained controlled by the family for over a hundred years. Hiroshi was Fusajiro's grandson and Nintendo's third president. Hiroshi Yamauchi experiment a lot with the direction of the company. Notable endeavors that Yamauchi took Nintendo on included an instant rice that ultimately failed; and love hotels of which Yamauchi was a frequent costumer. In the 80's Yamauchi had the company return to its gaming roots and the company began making arcade games. From there the ...
Nintendo founder Fusajiro Yamauchi dead today. Thank you for all fun and memories!! RIP
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Man Who Built Nintendo’s Gaming Empire, Dies at 85 Hiroshi Yamauchi, who transformed Nintendo from a maker of playing cards and board games into a global videogame giant, has died at 85. The Associated Press reported that Yamauchi passed away of pneumonia on Thursday in a hospital in central Tokyo. “The entire Nintendo group will carry on the spirit of Mr. Yamauchi by honoring, in our approach to entertainment, the sense of value he has taught us — that there is merit in doing what is different — and at the same time, by changing Nintendo in accordance with changing times,” said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in a statement. Yamauchi took over the company in 1949, when he was just 22 years old. Nintendo was founded in 1889 by his grandfather Fusajiro Yamauchi as a maker of hanafuda, traditional Japanese playing cards with images of flowers on their faces. Yamauchi dropped out of Waseda University to lead Nintendo. “It would be a lie if I said I was enthusiastic about taking ...
All right, I have time to tell you a story. This story is about Hiroshi Yamauchi, who died today at age 85. 64 years ago (1949, to be exact), Hiroshi Yamauchi took over as president of a modest card company from his grandfather, Fusajiro Yamauchi. He was 22 years old. Though the employees initially resisted Hiroshi's appointment as president because of his age, they gradually came to respect his authoritarian style and ruthless business practices. For 30 years, Yamauchi worked tirelessly on new ideas; some of them included Disney-themed hanafuda cards in the 50s, a Love Tester, Ultra Hand, and the company's first electronic venture: Color TV Game 6, in the late 1970s. Then, as the 1980s dawned, he enlisted the help of Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi to develop arcade machines. The initial game, Radar Scope, failed; Miyamoto and Yokoi were tasked with retooling hundreds of machines with a new game. At first, the idea was to make a Popeye game, but licensing and cost issues prevented this. Then, with a li ...
One of the most influential forces in shaping the course of modern video games is dead. Hiroshi Yamauchi, who led Nintendo from 1949 to 2002, passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 85. Yamauchi, the great-grandson of Nintendo founder Fusajiro Yamauchi, oversaw the company’s transformation from provider of trading cards to video game pioneer and tastemaker. It’s Yamauchi who hired Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto in 1977 and it’s Yamauchi who helped to trigger an entertainment revolution with the launch of the Famicom (NES in the US) in 1983.
Oh man. "Tributes are flooding in for former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, after his death was confirmed in an emailed statement. The Japanese businessman, 85, was praised for transforming games company Nintendo. Mr Yamauchi, great-grandson of Nintendo founder Fusajiro Yamauchi, ran the firm for 53 years from 1949 until 2002. Under his tenure, the company introduced legendary game franchises including Mario, Donkey Kong, Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda and More" RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi. From kid to adult, thank you for all you did. Thanks for the amazing Nintendo memories.
R.I.P. Fusajiro Yamauchi your memory will live on in all of our video game addictions defintly playing Mario later today
Fusajiro Yamauchi R.I.P brother, you gave me some good times.
September 23, 1889. On this date Fusajiro Yamauchi founded the gaming company Nintendo. No that's not a typo, it was 1889. The company was established originally to produce hanafuda playing cards. Hanafuda was a game that came about by using a combination of traditional Japanese card games and card games of western influence which were introduced to Japan in the 1500s. Nintendo produced hand painted cards made on mulberry tree bark. The 48 cards in hanafuda consists of twelve suits of four and the point of the game is to collect all four cards in a suit. A game can last up to three hours. These and other gaming cards were the only product of Nintendo, which is loosely translated "leave luck to heaven" until 1956 when it diversified into other ventures such as a taxi service, television station and a food company. None of these were successful but in 1974 Nintendo aquired the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey video game console in Japan. The rest, as they say, is history. Nintendo began ...
On this day in 1889, ninety-eight years before a pixellated plumber named Mario began his first epic quest to save the Princess Peach from the brutish Donkey Kong, a young Japanese businessman named Fusajiro Yamauchi founded the company now known as Nintendo to sell hand-painted hanafuda playing car...
Hello there. Look at your girlfriend, now back to me, now back at your girlfriend, now back to me. Sadly, she isn't me. But if she stopped watching Jersey Shore and switched to Zelda : Ocarina Of Time, she could be me. Look down, now back up. Where are you? You're at a convention, meeting Fusajiro Yamauchi with the girl your girlfriend could be like. What's in your hand? It's tickets for Video Games Live at Bell's Centre... Look again, the tickets are now XBox remotes and, with this girl's help, you can get all the achievements for Call Of Duty and Left 4 Dead. Anything's possible when your girlfriend's a geek. I'm playing Mario.
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