Here is a fun photo from my weekend trip to the city of Inazawa near Nagoya. We visited the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. This museum is in Nagoya and should not be confused with the Toyota Automobile Museum; which is in Nagakute Town (長久手町), near the former site of the World Expo, just outside of Nagoya.
The photo was snapped in a wind tunnel. Note I titled it ‘Full of Air’; and not ‘Full of Hot Air’. After all, the air was only room temperature. Outside of the paid entry area there is a kind of science center, which I might go back to check out. Yes, I am a geek. I just hope I don’t get in trouble for hogging the exhibits and making 8 year olds cry.
Toyota started out processing and weaving cotton before it entered the automobile market. The museum building is actually an old factory and several old operational machines are present. Also, automobiles are not the focus of the museum, but there is an extensive section dedicated to various aspects of cars. There is even a working replica of the A1, Toyota’s first production auto. I got a halfway decent shot (focus is so-so) I may put up soon.