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portrait of mitsui yasutaro + his robot. CA 1930. #photo #vintage #robot
Yasutaro Mitsui with his own "steel humanoid," early '30s. Information about the picture found in "Loving The Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots" by Timothy N. Hornyak. http://www.timhornyak.com/index.php?option=com_content=article=73:loving-the-machine=36=59
Japan’s first robot buddy cop movie, a silent film released in 1919, was shown only once, to an assembly of wealthy land owners in Tokyo. When the film ended, the audience demand for affordable giant robots to work their fields and control the peasants was so insistent, emperor Hirohito had the only copy of the film impounded and destroyed to prevent the idea from capturing the public’s imagination. Today, this photo is all that remains of the film’s existence.
Yasutaro Mitsui and his “Steel Humanoid”, Tokyo, Japan, 1932.
SaucerBotfound object assemblage by KolarArtCreations on Etsy, $75.00
japanese vintage design
Vintage Japanese Matchbox Art
Vintage Japanese girl
When he said he would make an outfit for his wife she was not expecting this.....
vintage japanese postcard...good inspiration for little art designs - easy to do!
Tubby the Robot...i really need one !
A remarkable vintage Japanese postcard image
Hand-carved wooden anatomical models from Japan (Curious Expeditions)
vintage matchbox label: vintage Japanese matchbox label
My favorite for last, I love this guy: Vintage 1930's African American Black Child
Fuck Yeah! Japanese Robots! // rocketumbl: 3A WORLDS BEST ROBOTS