Shūkichi Suzuki

1855/8 born in Japan

1886 July – Japanese Village Fair and the Great Mitsuta Troupe “who have just created a great sensation in London. Already the talk of Edinburgh. Visitors to Edinburgh should certainly not miss this. The whole under the direction of Mr S Suzucki” (The Era)

1886 August – “Suzucki’s Japanese Village, Victoria Halls, West Regent Street – the Greatest Japanese troupe in the world, the 3 Mitsutas.” Japanese artists, bamboo workes, pincushion makers at work” in Glasgow.

1887 February – The Mitsutas advertise themselves as requiring a good agent.

1887 December – Suzuki’s group from the London Japanese Village at the Bolton Industrial Exhibition – Japanese curiosities, bamboo work, natives at work, tattooing etc.

1891 April – census – S. Shushiche, lodger, single, tradesman, born in Japan. Age 36. St Mary’s Road, Sheffield

1901 April – census – Shukitchi Suzucki 57 George Street, Great Yarmouth. Aged 44. Importer of Japanese goods, shopkeeper. Margaret his wife aged 24, born in Edinburgh. Gongero Shibata, aged 24, salesman, fancy and Japanese goods assistant. Born in Japan.

1901 December – advertisement in Yarmouth Independent – 57 George St and 85 London Road Lowestoft – Importer of Japanese and Chinese goods. Japanese toys for Xmas presents. Satsma ware, kaga ware, bishu ware, laquer ware, silk embroideries, inlaid ivory panels, screens

1903 Sale by auction of stock of Mr S Suzucki, Yarmouth.

1906 April 27th – Shukichi Suzuki dies, aged 48, in Belmont Grove, Leeds. “Fancy dealer”. Buried in Holbeck Cemetery, consecrated grave.

1908 ME Suzuki fancy goods dealer, 20 County Arcade, Leeds.

County Arcade, Leeds

1911- April – Census – Margaret Ellen, Suzuki’s widow, is carrying on business as a fancy goods dealer, in Leeds. Aged 34. with a servant, Lily Condo.