Works published after the war by 'Kiryuu Culture Study', once located inside Misuzuya
Bookstore have been preserved, including 'Machine Printing' by Hirotaro Nishida and
Torizou Kaneko; 'Dyeing Theory and Fact', jointly authored by Gensaku Aida and Tokuzo
ishige and revised by Hirotaro Nishida; and 'Portrait of Immortality' by Kiryuu novelist
Mr. Nishida was the former principal of Kiryuu Engineering School, now Gunma University
Engineering Department. The publishing effort was headed by Tatsuo Kayano (deceased), who
worked at the bookstore, and assisted by proofreader Ryuichi Syutoh (Miyamotocho 3-chome),
financial backers Takeo Sakaino and Seiji Hashimoto (both deceased), and store owner Kanji
Takeuchi (also deceased), who provided space at his shop.
In those days, the store was always full of young activists. Mr. Kayano is said to have
been "the only friend who stayed to the end" of Ango Sakaguchi, an author who
moved to Kiryuu at the urging of Mr. Minamikawa.