Tin Toy

The Nostalgic History of Tin Toys in Japan: Their Emergence and Decline

Tin toys used to be very popular in Japan in the mid-19th century. These are mechanical toys made of tin plate and beautifully painted with the art of chromolithography, a method for making multi-color paint. It first started in Germany but spread so widely in Japan after World War II that the country has even…

Tin Toy Collection Near Narita Airport

Right in front of Narita train station, the newly opened Narita Bungei Center, otherwise known as the Skytown Hall and Gallery is hosting a new event. The Teruhisa Kitahara event features a huge tin toy collection and a lecture on how to enjoy collecting objects and 10 ways to be lucky. A mini toy evaluation…