History of Medications in Toyama Prefecture
In 1690, Masatoshi Maeda, the second lord of the Toyama Domain, went to Edo Castle.
In the large hall of Edo Castle, among many other feudal lords attending, Terusue Akita, the 3rd lord of the Miharu domain fell down due to stomachache.
Maeda gave him some pills from his pillbox, which he always carried with him. His stomachache was relieved immediately.
A legend goes that the other lords in attendance were surprised at the fast-acting medicine. They ask Maeda to sell the medicines in their domains, and with this opportunity pharmaceutical business of Toyama established.