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As adults, many of us hold onto a favorite toy or object associated with our childhood—a testament to the power of material objects to trigger memories and feelings. For some people the fascination becomes an obsession. In the case of Bruce Sterling, it was tinplate cars.
I am looking for a company name on a tin army tank with the logo of an H sourrounded by 4 arrows. Under the logo it has made in Japan. Any ideas?
A random walk through the narrow residential streets of Yokohama can often lead to unexpected discoveries. Kitahara has been hunting down tin toys and wind-ups since the s, and the examples on display in his little museum are all part of his personal collection. The museum, which includes a small shop where you can buy some tin toys for yourself, was opened to the public in
Tin toys used to be very popular in Japan in the midth century. These are mechanical toys made of tin plate and beautifully painted with the art of chromolithography, a method for making multi-color paint. It first started in Germany but spread so widely in Japan after World War II that the country has even produced an extensive list of tin toy companies throughout the world. The country was to be given a low profit while US companies could sell them as imported products.