Bloomingdale Santa in Space Shopping Bag (detail)
After the WWII, the world witnessed an amazing economic growth in Japan. Given the forced demilitarization, production facilities had to concentrate on other goods to produce. Many Japanese institutions played a role by supporting domestic producers in international business expansion while restricting foreign investments. Soon, Japanese industrial sector was the second largest around the world, supplying other nations with high quality goods.
Guns have always been fascinating toys for boys. They evoke the spirit of adventure, independence and exploration. Space guns started to be popular in the 60s, with the beginning of the space age. Conecting the passion for guns with the mysterius space setting, space guns were beloved play companions.