Thursday, May 29, 2008

I've Been Slimed!

Well, not really. More to the point would be to say, "I've been scooped!" I will take my solace in knowing that "great" minds think alike. Okay, what is Doc going on about?

Our friend George over at Imaginerding posted an article this morning highlighting the Tin Toy exhibit at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. I have been working on a post about the same thing, but was holding off. I have been searching for information about the collector. Only to find that there is not a great deal of information out there about Teruhisa Kitahara.

So, in the spirit of cooperation and to support the wonderful work of a brother blogger, I offer you a litle information about the collector. Along with a few supporting photographs featurering our favorite Mouse.

Teruhisa Kitahara was born in Tokyo and attended Aoyama Gakuin University in Shibuya, Toyko where he received his degree in economics. He has written numerous books on tin toys including Yesterday's Toys: 750 Tin & Celluloid Amusements from Days Gone By and Robots: Spaceships & Other Tin Toys. His vast collection, in addition to being displayed in Walt Disney World, is exhibited in seven museums in Japan. Kitahara also served as a consultant on the 1992 Robin Williams film, Toys.

The next time you're in the Japan Pavilion, be sure to walk to the back of the pavilion and enjoy the Tin Toy Collection.

5 comments:

Well Behaved Krissy said...

This is very cool! Keep up the good work while I'm in WDW will ya :)

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Great minds think alike, Greg!

Doc Terminus said...

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Jenny Lerew said...

Beautiful pictures! Nice!

Craig Wheeler said...

This is one of those hidden treasure spots. I think most people walk right by the tin toy display.

Thanks for sharing!