Named Tokuan, his given name in art world, born in Osaka in the 11th year of the Meiji era (1878), who succeeded to his father’s Nomura Money Exchange Shop at the age of 27, he was an accurate observer of the future prospects for the stocks and bonds business.
He opened Osaka-ya Shoten as a securities firm and with his brilliant talents he founded formerly The Daiwa Bank Co.Ltd, The Nomura Securities Co.Ltd., formerly Tokyo Life Insurance Co.Ltd., and the like successfully enough to pave the way for the Nomura Financial Group, under which were established a large number of companies in many different fields covering securities business, finance and overseas enterprise.
He once acted as a member of the Japan’s House of peers before the war, who was so eager to serve for social work as to expend his own funds upon public undertaking.
He also devoted his energies to the founding of the French-Japanese Cultural Association and was given a cultural medal by the French government in honor of his efforts.
He left this world at the age of 68 in the 20th year of the Showa era (1945).
Having a collection of hobbies, especially well-versed in tea ceremony, noh, painting and calligraphy, he also gave full play to his genius in the world of gardening as well.