Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido (03)

After mineral deposits were discovered in Hokkaido, many miners who dreamed of making fortunes in a single stroke were drawn to the northern land. Some discovered coal mines and made fortunes but there was a shortage of laborers. Efforts made to recruit sufficient labor were unsuccessful. Advertisements for jobs in Hokkaido could be seen on telephone poles and in many other places up to the beginning of the Showa Period (1925-1989). Those who happened to apply for jobs couldn’t return for years.

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