Buriki Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection
|Type of Media||Paperback|
|No. of Pages||96|
|No. of Illustrations||70|
|Publishing Date||June 2009|
|Publisher||Yale University Press|
Telling the story of the post war Japanese tin toy industry (mostly tin toy cars). Please note that the book has a different car on the cover in Europe.
Tin toys have been made in Japan for morethan 100 years, but during World War II their production - andinternational sales - ended. Almost as soon as the war was over,ingenious manufacturers began to make model Jeeps out of recycled foodcans. With the resumption of international trade in 1948, exports ofmore sophisticated metal toys soared. At the same time, the postwarboom in the United States led to an increasingly automobile-basedsociety - the perfect inspiration for Japan's gifted toy designers. Asleading marques competed to market ever more seductively styled autosto U.S. consumers, Japanese toy manufacturers followed styling trendsclosely, retooling often to create miniature versions of the latestmodels; airplanes, spaceships, and other vehicles were also popular.TheTanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate modelvehicles, enthusiastically collected over the last 50 years. Burikioffers a lively tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansivespirit of the 1950s in both the U.S. and Japan. Its 60 cars, along withprime examples of other modes of transportation, will delight young andold with the quality of their detailing and bright colour schemes.
|Value for Money:||4.0|
This book looks fabulous, is printed on great wuality paper and offers some wonderful photographs of these incredible intricate models!
|Value for Money:||3.0|
Too bad I cannot make it to the exhibition. Love the cars and the story line (it follows a time-line). This is a great resource and a lovely book (great paper, print and binding). For £11 a real deal!