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Founding of Kitani Jitsubosan

It is said that Kitani Jitsubosan was founded in Shotoku 3 (1713), and the circumstances are described in detail in Negishi Yasumori (1737-1814)'s "Mimibukuro".

"Mimibukuro" is a valuable document that tells the life and customs of the common people at that time, as Yasumori Negishi wrote down the legends of the elders, interesting small stories and incidents that he had heard while he was working at the government office. ing.

Ichiro Kitani, who went out to Edo from Omi Province and became the ancestor of Mitsunaga Kitani, the great ancestor of the Kitani family who was engaged in the fuelwood industry on the Kaede Riverbank (later Nakahashi Ogamachi, now Kyobashi). Emon Yomei succeeded the family business and ran the fuelwood industry.

His younger brother, who happened to be in Nagasaki, introduced a doctor who came to Edo for a proceeding. Ichiroemon was slow in the progress of the case, pityed a doctor who was in need, took it to his own house, and took care of him for more than three years.

The secret prescription drug that saved her mother

One day, a daughter of a wealthy merchant next door suffered a dystocia, and his parents came to Ichiroemon for help. A doctor diagnosed a pregnant woman next door and gave her a dose of medicine, and soon after the pregnancy's suffering disappeared, she was able to finish her childbirth. Although she was stillborn, her mother was safe.

The doctor's prescription, which saved a neighbor's maternity woman who was abandoned by various doctors, surprised Ichiroemon. The doctor gave Ichiroemon a secret prescription to reward his preferential treatment when he was pulled up to Nagasaki.

The details of the secret prescription were summarized in three volumes, "Sanbu," "This Law, and" Contraindicated Women's Diet. These are currently stored at Kitani Co., Ltd.

In this way, the story of the magical medicine that helped the woman next door to rejuvenate was transmitted to all sides, and many people came to seek it from all sides, not to mention the city of Edo. It was named "Mother San" and was widely released to the public in 1713. It is the origin of Kitani Jitsubosan.

Kitani Jitsubosan's tradition and present

At that time, Ichiroemon's main business was the fuelwood industry, so people called it "Nakahashi Firewood Shop Yaku". In addition, it is said that one leaf of business flat bamboo was planted beside the storefront, which was the goal of Jitsubosan.

The bamboo in the store still lives beside the entrance of Kitani Co., Ltd. even today when Kitani Jitsubosan moved from Nakahashi (now Kyobashi) to Meguro Ward, and retains the remnants of its ancestor's firewood shop.

It has also been incorporated into the packaging design of Kitani Jitsubosan for a long time. Around the time when the trademark registration system was introduced in the Meiji era, the head of the family, Ichiroemon, at that time, approved the design of the outer box of Kitani Jitsubosan as trademark registration No. 16.

This trademark is still used by Kitani Jitsubosan, and is said to be the oldest in the pharmaceutical industry.

Currently, as a product of "Kitani", "Tablet Jitsubon S" is on sale in addition to the old-fashioned drawing medicine, and it is ready for the new era. We will continue to strive to bring the desired products to the market in line with the times.

・Kitani Jitsubosan has been used by many people as a women's health medicine for many years since the middle of the Edo period.

・By blending 11 kinds of carefully selected herbal medicines in a well-balanced manner, it shows excellent effects on various symptoms peculiar to women such as menopause and poor circulation.

・Angelica acutiloba and Nuphar japonica, which are the main prescriptions for women's medicine, account for 40% of the total ingredients, and contain a large amount of Nuphar japonica , which is a blood-thinning agent .

* Blood ... Old blood, blood stagnation

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