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Old 1st July 2013, 10:46   #46
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Reminded me of my visit to the museum last year. Did you happen to goto Noritake and Tokugawa museum's too?
No, but I went to Nagoya Castle, once re-built by Tokugawa.

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No, but I went to Nagoya Castle, once re-built by Tokugawa.

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Nice. was there this January too. My head office is based in Ogaki, about half an hour from Nagoya.
Tokugawa museum would be a good visit considering your handle name.
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A Fantastic read!
Can this thread be promoted on FB, it's really worth it.
Any chance you got to see the Lexus LFA ?
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Tokugawa museum would be a good visit considering your handle name.
We had a very tight schedule, the entire itinerary planned and executed to perfection. Could not really deviate.

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A Fantastic read!
Can this thread be promoted on FB, it's really worth it.
It already has a FB link. You are welcome to share it.

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Any chance you got to see the Lexus LFA ?
Naah, they had very limited car models in the museum.
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Samurai, you have done a very commendable job of covering the start of the Toyota story.

Your coverage aptly reflects the handle that you chosen for yourself on the forum.
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Vow!! Social studies, lesson 2 by Samurai (the first being paddy harvesting!)

Wonderful thread - your love of history shines through!! Thanks
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Vow!! Social studies, lesson 2 by Samurai (the first being paddy harvesting!)
Thanks guys. I still regret that I was not able to fully explore the museum. For example, there were many exhibits behind the parked cars, I have no idea what they were since we skipped that section. Hope somebody can throw some light on that.



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Regarding the Japanese history, I have very briefly touched on it in post#2. I could have written 20 pages on just that part, then nobody would have read it.
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Arrow Toyota Kaikan: Factory tour of Toyota Motherplant.

Did you know Toyota sells Curry?
Did you know Toyota has Trumpet playing Robot ?

Did you know "Although the founding family's name was Toyoda, the name of the company was switched to Toyota as the latter requires eight strokes to write in Japanese, and eight is considered a lucky number."

Did you know Toyota's Motomachi factory & their Kaikan Museum tour in English & Japanese can be attended by anyone by just registering and its free?

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/05/tr...ta-kaikan-tour

Toyota Link: http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/about_toy...our/index.html

Anyone going or has gone?
Please share your experience.

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Do you know how toyota Automotives were started?

They were leaders in making cotton (cloth). They have got some patents & some custom made machinery.
When Mr Toyoda visited europe/america's he was surprised to see the automotive industry revolutionizing. So He went back and sold his textile techology and associated patents. Used those funds to start toyota motors.
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Default Re: Toyota Kaikan: Factory tour of Toyota Motherplant.

Here's Samurai's report of the Toyota musuem visit at Nagoya:

The Toyota Story : From Handlooms to Automobiles

PS: All you need to do is a proper Google search!
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