Founding of Kumagai Gumi

1898

Founding of Kumagai Gumi

Santaro Kumagai
Santaro Kumagai

Santaro Kumagai founded Kumagai Gumi at the age of 27.
A mason at the time, Santaro's first project was stone masonry on the Shukununo Power Station (Fukui) subcontracted to him by Kyoto Dento Co., Ltd.
Then in 1916, while overseeing construction of the Neu Line (currently the JR Hakubi Line), Santaro met Jinichi Makita, who built the foundation of Kumagai Gumi.