Japan Trip / 28th Nov – 1st Dec (Part 2) – YOKOHAMA TIN TOY MUSEUM

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After visiting the ANPANMAN CHILDREN MUSEUM, I straight away go to the YOKOHAMA TIN TOY MUSEUM. I have an appointment at 3pm with Mr Kitahara, owner of the toy museum. Since I reached the toy museum early, at about 2pm, I browsed through the toy museum once again, 6 years after my last visit. Although I only collect China made toys for nowadays, I still feel very excited to have so many nice Japanese toys surrounding me. The toys gave me many sweet memories when I first visited this toy museum back in 1993 and because of this trip, I have my own Museum of Shanghai Toys today. πŸ™‚

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Inside Yokohama Tin Toy Museum, you can view a few thousand pieces of tin toys at any one time. As early as 1920s pre war Japanese toys to 1960s Baby Boomer Toys. You name it, the toy museum has it. If you like robots, space rockets, Batman items, Ultraman toys, Popeye toys or Mickey Mouse, this museum has them, and you will definitely be astonished just by looking at them.

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Japan Trip / 28th Nov – 1st Dec (Part 1) – ANPANMAN CHILDREN MUSEUM

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This is not the 1st time that I visited Japan, but I still feel very excited to be here again. I have a very “SPECIAL MISSION” for visiting Japan again, beside showing very interesting museums from other countries for our BLOG VISITORS, MUSEUM OF SHANGHAI TOYS is planning to work out something with YOKOHAMA TIN TOY MUSEUM next year. So, here we go….

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I touched down in Japan on the evening of 28th Nov, so can’t really do anything much. But I visited a very INTERESTING “ANPANMAN CHILDREN MUSEUM” the very next day. This is the entrance to the museum.

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In front of the museum, you can take some nice pictures with all those interesting ANPANMAN characters. DON”T MISS IT πŸ™‚

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When you steppd into the museum, you can hear the ANPANMAN theme song everywhere. There are plenty of ANPANMAN theme shops all around you. There are ANPANMAN BARBER SHOP, ANPANMAN CAFE, ANPANMAN CHILDREN BOUTIQUE, ANPANMAN TOY SHOP…etc. ANPANMAN is EVERYWHERE….WOW!!!! πŸ™‚

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CHINA ANPANMAN????? πŸ™‚

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Wanna “TASTE” ANPANMAN? πŸ™‚ 500 Yen each!

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This is an ANPANMAN SOUVENIOR SHOP for X’MAS period only. So if any of you is going to JAPAN now, don’t forget to visit this museum and buy some of these “TIN” made souvenirs. (actually they are cookies.) πŸ™‚

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ANPANMAN CAFE πŸ™‚

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ANPANMAN PHOTO STUDIO πŸ™‚

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She is so “KAWAYII” (Japanese words: CUTE) πŸ™‚

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SAY “CHEESE” πŸ™‚

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Want to try some EXPENSIVE fruit juice?? Unless you are really thirsty! Ha! πŸ™‚

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“POOR THING”, someone “CHOP OFF” the Anpanman head and put it here “ON SALE”. DARE TO TRY??? πŸ™‚

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The children museum occupies 3 floors. The lift operator will bring you to the 3rd floor and you can walk to 2nd floor by staircase. I am at the 3rd floor now. Hope Museum of Shanghai Toys can grow and become like one of this one day. ( I always like to day dream! πŸ™‚ )

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The creator of the ANPANMAN. He’s born in 1919, and going to Ninety years old soon. Wow! πŸ™‚

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This is the 2nd floor of the museum. The idea of this floor is creating a HANDS-ON place for children to see & touch. There are an ice cream shop, restaurant, bakery shop, classroom..etc. I like this place very very much… πŸ™‚

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