FIG. 18-1. Dr. Hayato Futuba, was born December 16, 1856 in Tsumarro-Machi Shimane-ken, Japan, and was educated in Baitatsu Gijuku, 1872, Tokyo Gakunosha, in 1875; and in the Versailles (France) Horticultural School, 1887. He began work at the Mita Breeding Station in Tokyo in 1879, and the Banshu Grape Garden, Hyogo-ken, in 1882, where he became chief in 1886. In 1896 he went to the Shinjuku Gyoen (plant industry station). In 1904 he became a norin-gishi (agricultural engineer) at that station and chief in 1906. He retired in 1917 and died in 1921. Although Dr. Fukuba worked with other fruits and vegetables, his breeding work was confined to the strawberry.