For those of you interested in delving deeper into the history of the Japanese automobile manufacturing industry, Nagoya has the perfect opportunity. The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is actually presenting systematic information on various textile machinery which has helped drive (excuse the pun) the automobile engineering in Japanese cars for decades. It is considered a Heritage of Industrial Modernization for its role in raising people’s awareness and for playing a major role in revitalization.
The museum was established in the year 1994 in Sako of Nagoya Nishi Ward. Its mission is to provide awareness to people regarding the history of Japanese manufacturing technology to help with future development. One of its core exhibits is the textile machinery which is believed to have had a significant contribution to modern Japan. It also showcases other exhibits regarding the evolution of automobile engineering which is considered top-notch in ‘driving’ the country’s development.
A Japanese inventor and industrialist, Sakichi Toyoda, invented the power loom which served as a key development in the industrialization of weaving. This was further developed by his son, Kiichiro Toyoda, in building automobiles. His son is the founder of Toyota Motor Corporation which is the second largest automobile manufacturer in the world.
The Core Philosophy Symbol is represented by a circular loom in the lobby which was originally made in 1924 and proved itself to be the landmark development in cloth weaving. It has helped to prove the endless possibilities of Japanese engineering and science where extensive testing has helped to produce great results with products that require less energy to function.
The museum is considered a cultural institution which is guided and influenced by a certain core philosophy that the founder devoted himself to which emphasizes the importance of making things (monozukuri) by studying and using creativity. So, if you’re a lover of cars and automobiles, be sure to check out this great opportunity at the Toyota Industrial Museum to learn all about the science and engineering behind Japan’s smart and economical cars!