Matsumuro Shigemitsu (松室重光)

Shigemitsu MATSUMURO (April 26, 1973 - January 30, 1937) was an architect who designed many buildings centered around Kyoto. He is known as the designer of the former main hall of the Kyoto Prefectural Office Building, which is known an excellent building in the neo-Renaissance style and that of the sacred building of Kyoto Orthodox Church.

His personal history

1873: He was born in Shimogamo Village, Atago County, Kyoto Prefecture (in present Kyoto City). 1894: He entered the architecture department of Tokyo Imperial University after graduating Third Advanced Grade Junior High School. 1897: He graduated the architecture department of Tokyo Imperial University. He advanced to its graduate school and was entrusted with a temporary engineer post in Kyoto City, while retaining the student status. 1898: He took an engineer post at the Kyoto Prefectural government. 1904: He resigned his post at the Kyoto Prefectural government. 1905: He took an engineer post at Kyushu Railway Corporation. 1908: He took an engineer post at Kantototokufu (Japan's Guandong Governor-General Office). 1923: He resigned his engineer post at Kantototokufu voluntarily and took a temporary position at Osaka Electric Exhibition. 1927: He entered the Kataoka architecture office. 1930: He opened the Matsumuro architecture office. 1937: He died.

His major products
Butokuden in Kyoto City (in Kyoto City and built in 1899)
The sacred building of Kyoto Orthodox Church (located in Kyoto City and built in 1903)
the former main hall of the Kyoto Prefectural Office Building (located in Kyoto City and built in 1904)
The Kantototokufu museum (built in 1918 and located in Dalian City, the People's Republic of China)
The government office building of Dalian City (located in Dalian City, the People's Republic of China and built in 1920)
The headquarters building of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (located in Osaka City and built in 1928)
The residence of Chobei TAKEDA (built in 1931)