TOTTORI – When scattered wreckage believed to be the remains of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Musashi, which was sunk during World War II in the Philippines’ Sibuyan Sea, was found earlier this month, it sparked interest in the site and the legendary vessel.
An increasing number of people have visited the grave of the ship’s captain and a museum dedicated to the vessel, while related books have been selling well.
Relatives of crew members who perished in the sinking and people with connections to the warship hope the renewed interest will help convey the experience of the war to the next generation.
The Musashi and its sister super-dreadnought, the Yamato, were Japan’s biggest warships and among the largest battleships ever built.
An increasing number of people are vising the museum at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s shipyard in the city of Nagasaki, where the battleship was built. More than 50 items are on display, including a model of the Musashi.
The number of visitors has been on the rise since Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said he had found the warship. Before the news broke of the discovery, the museum had 15 to 20 visitors a day, but that number increased to more than 60 at one point.
Visits to the museum’s website are also up.
Many people are visiting the grave at Tozenji Temple in the city of Tottori, where Vice Adm. Toshihira Inoguchi is buried.
Inoguchi was the last captain of the Musashi. According to Takao Kaneda, 59, the head priest of the temple, the grave had not been well known.
Only members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and those who are related to the Musashi had visited the grave. Since the news that the wreckage was found, more people, mostly seniors who experienced World War II, have visited there with food offerings to pray for him.
“I hope (news of the ship’s discovery) will help younger people know about the war,” Kaneda said.
Shipments of the book “Battleship Musashi” by the late Akira Yoshimura, which is regarded as a masterpiece, jumped between March 1 and March 18, according to publishing house Shinchosha Co. Some bookstores in Tokyo ran out of their stock.
Sales of plastic models of the Musashi have also jumped, said a spokesman for Tamiya Corp.
Relatives of the dead sailors hope the rekindled interest in the warship will help convey the experience of war.
“I’m glad to know that an increasing number of people are visiting the grave,” said Isamu Inoguchi, 76, a son of Vice Adm. Inoguchi who lives in Nakano Ward, Tokyo. “I hope the attention on the Musashi will help them know and learn about the war and history.”
February 2Miscellaneous Tamiya News, February 2015
Tamiya circuit is under renovation, till February 21st.
Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015 new releases are shown at Tamiya Plamodel Factory showcase till February, 9th.
2012 IFMAR World Champion Jilles Groskamp left his electric touring chassis sponsor Tamiya.
Mini 4WD Tamiya with a history of more than 30 years from the birth.
Successive machine of about 200 models will appear to the latest machine from the four wheel drive mini racer first of the video.
That four wheel drive mini ran with you at that time also, should be found among this kit.
Mini four wheel drive continues to run with you in the future. 30 years old and still going strong. Check out this video, which shows over 200 Mini 4WD cars from the original racing Mini 4WD releases to the latest machines. See some familiar faces from your Mini 4WD racing career, catch the buzz again –
Mini 4WD will keep on running with you!
TAMIYA MINI 4WD
175,000,000 Cars sold
In order of appearance:
Hot shot Jr., Hornet Jr., Fox Jr., Boomerang Jr., big wig Jr., Falcon Jr., Super Dragon Jr., Thunder Dragon Jr., Fire Dragon Jr., Saint Dragon Jr., Saint Dragon Jr. Ricky, Thunder Shot Jr., Super Sabre Jr., Emperor, burning sun, Shooting Star, Cannonball, Dancing Doll, Horizon, super Emperor, Great Emperor, Emperor Geo, Liberty Emperor, Thunder shot Black, Avante Jr., Grasshopper 2Jr., Rising Bird, Bird winning, Vanquish Jr., Sukocha Jr., Emperor (type 3), Burning Sun (Type 3), Neo Burning Sun, egress Jr ., Avante 2001Jr., Crimson Glory, Astute Jr., Manta Ray Jr., Super Astute Jr., proto Emperor ZX, Beahoku Jr., Aero Solitude, top Force Jr., top Force E Jr., Conqueror Jr., Dinah Storm Jr., super Shooting Star, Super Avante, Super Astute Jr. advance, Vanquish Jr., Sukocha Jr., egress Jr., Avante 2001Jr. (VS), Manta Ray Jr. (VS), Top Force Evo Jr. ( VS), Super Avante (VS), Maddoburu Jr., Bahakingu Jr., Avante RS, Thunder shot RS, Boomerang RS, Super Sabre RS, Vanquish RS, egress RS, Terrace code char RS (Super II), Super Avante RS ( Super II), slash Reaper, Super Dragon Premium (VS), Thunder Dragon Premium (VS), Fire Dragon Premium (VS), Saint Dragon Premium (VS), Emperor Premium (Super II), Emperor Super Premium (Super II), Horizon Premium (Super II), dash X1 Proto Emperor Premium (Super II), Great Emperor Premium (Super II), Top Force Evo RS (VS), Astute RS (Super II), Conqueror RS (VS), Dyna Storm RS (Super II), Beahoku RS (Super II), Copen RMZ (VS), Copen XMZ (Super II), Tom Godi special, Xiao Byron, big bang ghost, 10 Boomerang, Boomerang gamma Black, Astro Boomerang, Stratford vector, black stalker , Thunder boomerang double ten, Ray Hawk gamma, Tiger zap, the Big Bang Ghost GPA, Liberty Emperor GPA, Boomerang 10 GPA, Magnum Saber, Victory Magnum, Cyclone Magnum, beat Magnum, Lightning Magnum, Sonic Saber, Vanguard Sonic, Hurricane Sonic, Buster Sonic, Blitzer Sonic, Black Saber, Tridagger X, neo Tridagger ZMC, Rising trigger, spin Axe, spin Viper, Proto Saber JB, beak spider, Fighter Magnum VFX, Brocken Gigant, Ray Stinger, Brocken Gigant Black SP, Shining Scorpion, cyclone Magnum TRF, Dio Spada, gun blaster XTO, Berg Kaiser, Beak Spider Zebra, gun blaster Cusco Special, beat Magnum TRF, Fire Stinger, Dio Spada GPA, beat Magnum GPA, audio Mars Nero, Magnum Saber Premium (Super II), Sonic Saber Premium (Super II), Tridagger X Premium (Super II), Victory Magnum Premium (C super II), Vanguard Sonic Premium (C super II), Shining Scorpion Premium (Super II), Berg Kaiser Premium (Super II), Ray Stinger Premium (Super II), beak spider Premium (Super II), Max Breaker, Breaker shadow Z-3, phantom blade, knuckle Breaker, Storm cruiser, Blazing Max, knuckle Breaker black, vanishing Gaither, dessert Golem, Max Breaker TRF, Blazing Max Prism Blue SP, Blitzer Sonic Black SP, LM (Eruemu) Breaker, dessert Golem GPA, Max Breaker Black SP (Super XX), Rising Trigger White SP, Knuckle Breaker Blue SP (Super XX), phantom blade black SP (Super XX), Dyna Hawk GX, cross Tiger VR, Razor Gill, barrier Tron, synchronous master Z9, Nitro Thunder, Nitro Force, torr cruiser, Berudaga, Reiborufu, ex Florey, TRF Works Jr., Avante Mk.II, Manta Ray Mk. II, Avante XV, Neo Falcon, Keen Hawk Jr., Nitrage Jr., Thunder Shot Mk.II, bison Magnum, Sonic Rodeo, Savanna Leo, hot shot Jr. (MS), Emperor (MS), Avante Mk.3 azure, Avante Mk.3 Nero, Burning Sun (MS), Tridagger XX, Shooting Star (MS), spin Axe Mk.II, super Emperor (MS), rising edge, Astral Star, Blast Arrow, heat edge, Festa Jaunes, try Gale, Avante Aero, Aero Thunder shot, Aero Manta Ray, Shark shadow, flame Astute, Abirisuta
1946, since its founding as Tamiya Shoji joint-stock company, Tamiya had the address of four places on the notation of the kit box, but the head office function does not exist only in two places in fact. Located in the change of address notation by readjustment and business expansion through strong performance tips to solve this mystery. It becomes the means for specifying the release date of the kit by looking at the address notation is written on the side of the box. For example, long-lived Military Miniature Series No. the two German soldiers set, address notation version of all four sites there. We are going to study the address of the four places the time axis notation written in the last box is here. It would be to take a look together brief map, understand and deepen further.
/ 3-1969 / 4
|Since its inception, this address all the earliest logo, initial logo, to mid logo. It means that the road runs on the premises in urban planning later, the land was divided into two east and west. It is on the site of the second distribution center Tamiya Shizuoka Suruga east branch now, but stone monument of “the land of Tamiya originated” is built in the land of Suruga Bank side.
By the way, I thought our laboratory assistant and read the “deer” nearly 20 years after birth, but correctly “stag”
|MM is No. 2
German Soldiers set up
the MT No. 23
No. Etc. up to 11 Viggen.
/ 4-1974 / 9
|When it is hot most of the Military Miniature Series. And completed a new plant in a large site nearby away about 500m just by strong expansion of business performance, and also to relocate headquarters. Girl employees dormitory was also features on-site. Tamiya News Vol for completion of the new plant. It is introduced in the illustrations to 10 (1968/07).
In fact, what this place is the place itself is headquartered current.
|MM is No. 43
Ford GPA Jeep to
the MT No. 38
(S) 1/6 to No. 7
, etc. to Harley.
/ 9-1980 / 12
|Tamiya has secured a new land still was built in 628 address small deer factory set and Tamiya Shoji headquarters. That the place name change occurs in the readjustment soon, headquartered “Kojika 50-1″ is “Ondabara 3-7″ decision.Tamiya management team have a soft spot for the name of the “deer” was set there is the address of the factory Tamiya notational as “deer 628″ but do not transfer any headquarters.
(The named Tamiya Bridge) that bridged the Daiya River flood control channel and adjacent to 1977. be resolved before the bridge can do is had transshipment elsewhere large container truck does not enter the road is narrow, efficiency of delivery UP significantly. Tamiya new circuit was also open before you across the river.
There is a “deer 1-63-20″ and the deer first plant and first distribution center in the readjustment also address the notation of “the deer 628″ now.
|MM is No. 119 of
America mortar set up
in time also
/ 12-2005 / 03
|New building was built headquarters building is finally outgrown. In the construction of the remains left on site the old office building, Tamiya News Vol. Carry the story along with the photos to 101 (1980/11), but the old and new contrast is interesting.Opportunity in this new building inauguration, I was the original as “Ondabara 3-7″ for the first time the headquarters Registered address.
East Building was built in 1989 on the site of the old office building which is adjacent. It is used in various events second floor is named spectrum Lamb Hall, first floor first floor and the basement has a mold factory.
|MM is No. 120
M48A3 Patton from
|Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City
|for Shizuoka City is promoted to major cities, was divided into three wards Suruga-ku, Shimizu-ku, Aoi-ku, in April 1, 2005. There is no change at all in the head office address itself notation change. I have been able to confirm from the blister pack of Mototagu separately launch of 1/48MM. By the way, this Mototagu was pre-release by Tamiya booth 1st Modeler’s flea market that is open in February 2005, but how many people you need really the person who noticed the address notation of “Suruga-ku”?||1/48MM Mototagu|
※ It may be different in practice in theory only the introduction of the kit. With your feedback If you have discovered. . .
|The name of the current||Address||Symbol on the map|
|Co., Ltd. Head Office Tamiya||Shizuoka Ondabara 3-7||B|
|Kojika first plant and first distribution center||Shizuoka Kojika 1-63-20||C|
|Second distribution center||Kojika 915||A|
|Currently on the side there is a stone monument of “the land of Tamiya origin” and Suruga Bank Shizuoka east branch, position marked in A by a * character, to be exact
position of the character of (A east side across the road is the second distribution center I will have to).
(March 29 Sat ) 11:00 to 17:00
(March 30 Sun ) 11:00 ~ 17:00
(Koto-ku, Tokyo) MEGA WEB
Held in MEGA WEB 40 anniversary events Tamiya RC model born!
Tamiya RC model was born in 1974 celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, the product of more than 800 has been released so far. 2014 to become the memorial this year, Tamiya will continue to expand the memory model and a variety of events.
Will be held “MEGA WEB (Mega Web” in the theme park the car in Tokyo’s Odaiba the “Tamiya RC Car Festival” as a first step the 40th anniversary of the event. “Try! Tamiya RC experience run meeting of the electric RC car can ride a large RC and trailers “” trailer riding experience Corner “, to run the RC car a rocky mountain and” rock crawling field “is an event that can be enjoyed with all one’s might the RC Hobby Tamiya.
course RC car race of spectacular full of “Tamiya pattern. race held, will be recording the event to be delivered at a later date YOUTUBE also RC Car Grand Prix. “the venue creator of Tamiya RC model, TRF works driver waterfalls and Dr. is also. then coming popular to” four wheel drive mini tool classroom “(fee required) will also enjoy an electric RC car of Tamiya weekend of Spring Break held at the same time.!
At the venue “child Motor Show Event Dates: 3/21 (Fri) – 30 (Sun)” . be held in a children of course, Please come by all means an adult can enjoy the “MEGA WEB”.
Incidentally at the same venue this time followed by, “Tamiya RC Car Festival” five times in the year 2014 in June, August, October, and December It is scheduled to be held., please stay tuned. ⇒ 1st Tamiya Grand Prix in MEGA WEB race report is here.
40th Anniversary exhibition Tamiya RC model
is the exhibition corner look back on the history of Tamiya RC model, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The products are exhibited in the 1970s decorated with the early days of the RC model This was the first time. Please see tanks, F1, racing cars, such as off-road buggy, a model who full of personality.
(Even RC car festival in the future, make the 40th anniversary exhibition in a different theme each time)
Held talk show creator of the Tamiya RC car by the “Waterfall Doctor” and “RC Car birth secret story”! (Only March 30)
the finest cars of yesteryear No. 1 RC car electric Tamiya and “Porsche RSR 934 Racing” and “Avante”, a large number held a talk show “Dr. Waterfall” was designed and the design of RC car is attended. Will lecture on “RC Car birth secret story”. (Sun) 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. scheduled March 30
Tamiya electric RC car race ” Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix (only March 30) “holding
recruiting large participants first! Let appeared to WEB video with races!
The best part of the RC car race to run at the same time in a multi-volume, even if I say anything. for those who were previously thought to have a high threshold race events recommended is the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix”. (Held in all five classes will be running the new car and “Junior Grand Prix” of elementary and junior high school students only and women only “Neo Frog,” “Buggy Grand Prix”, the unique MEGAWEB such as “Toyota Grand Prix 86″ entry is here ). In addition, the pattern of competition, will be published at a later date YouTube. !, Please join us
(Sun) 13:00 – 16:00 – qualifying race race 30 May ● 3
“Try! Tamiya RC” electric RC car experience run society (Join 29th of March, held on the 30th)
and! “try with all one’s might try to run the RC car of Tamiya! I can challenge the RC maneuvering with a simple mini game Tamiya RC “. Machine ready Tamiya course. Participation is free of course. Please join us and invite your friends.
● (Sun) 11:00 to 17:00 scheduled March 29 (Sat), the 30th
RC trailer passenger experience corner (Only 29th of March)
Let’s ride the 1/14 scale RC trailer. I will conduct the trailer riding experience that targets elementary school age or younger.
● (Sat) 11:00 to 17:00 scheduled March 29
The challenge to Rock Crawling! (Only 29th of March)
Let’s beyond an electric RC car a rocky artificial!
challenge difficult course in the crawling machines, such as “Toyota Land Cruiser 40″!
machine ready Tamiya course . I enjoy free anyone.
● (Sat) 11:00 to 17:00 scheduled March 29
Four wheel drive mini classroom work (Only 29th of March)
I made on the spot, Let play! ! Accepted at any time! The vehicle can travel on a dedicated course the machine was completed. This time the popular “mini 4WD PRO Heat edge” I will hold the tool in the classroom. Upon assembly, the staff will teach you gently.
(900 yen tax included two AA batteries included)
Saturday, 11:00 to 17:00 schedule 29 ● March
Tamiya RC Car Festival will be held
(Sun) June 28, 2014 (Saturday), the 29th
(Sunday) August 23, 2014 (Saturday), the 24th
October 4, 2014 (Saturday), the 5th Sunday
December 13, 2014 (Saturday), the 14th (Sunday)
■ There is a pattern that the event is taking still images, or videos, and is published in various media such as print and website, Tamiya is involved. On your note, please join us. ■ The organizers will pay the best attention to accident prevention as possible, we do not accept any responsibility in the case of damage, such as accident, theft or injury has occurred. ■ Please refrain from drinking in the venue. And also people who have an act to be a nuisance to other customers, the person who can not follow the instructions of the staff, if you are asked to leave, too. Please be forewarned.
March 25Tamiya Logo History
Earliest logo (1953-1960)
With the shape of the earth at an era of Tamiya was making only wooden models only. TMK are the Japanese initials of Tamiya Models Material.
Two types have been identified, one that had been simplified.
Old logo (1960-1966)
The brother of Shunsaku Tamiya, being supervisor of the design office, created a new design for the launch of Battleship Yamato, Tamiya’s first plastic model.
Twin stars, the left one in blue, the right in bright yellow. The early ones have on the left a globe mark towards the blue star. Overall shape of the curve is drawn with a red band on the black vertical bar on the left to shape a “P” as acronym for plastic model. It was written “TAMIYA MOKEI” in English, which was effective at the time of overseas export, although the meaning of “MOKEI” was unknown to most there.
Midterm logo (1965-1968)
Mainly printed on Tamiya slot cars and embodied the three letters of Tamiya in katakana, being rather cryptic it was only used for few kits and years.
New logo (1966 to present)
A popular symbol of the model world (star), this red and blue star twin star illustration is simple and precise with white background.
Red is for creativity and passion, blue for youth and sincerity.
Great design that does not feel at all almost 50 years old!