Iwasakai Yataro from Aki in Kōchi, allied with the new Meiji government to found Mitsubishi.
The Nora Dokei Clock Tower was hand built 120 years ago by landowner Hatakenaka Genma. Nora Dokei means ‘field clock’ since it marks the time for farmworkers in the fields.
The Muroto Peninsula forms the southwestern part of Shikoku, where the island comes to a sharp point.
Ancient castle town, part of Aki, built around an oval hill beside the river, topped with a wooden fortification.
The rural town of Aki is the birthplace of Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of Mitsubishi Corporation. His beautiful thatched house remains today as one of the sights of Aki.