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Honda Dream Kids Dokitto

Exhibited at the entrance of the Honda Hall is this bicycle with an auxiliary engine from a small, remodeled that had served as a power for an old no. 6 military radio transmitter 1946). This engine the origin of Honda Motor, the of a dream. Yume, the character for in Japanese that is seen on the glass, is in founder Soichiro own writing.

Honda’s dreams always grand, and in that he boldly took up the challenges him.

I don’t recall it. Not at It must have just an ordinary day like all the rest.

Kawashima (presently Honda Advisor) was there on that

It isn’t as though my job changed, he Towards evening, when I work, I seem to recall somebody remarked to me, ‘They say we became an incorporated entity ’

Seiji Isobe, who was an at that time, also it:

Did everyone gathered together for a of the founding? There was no such There was no speech by the president, The signboard in front of the plant change.

I think it just the way it was.

Yet, on this day years earlier, the Honda Co. Ltd. came into It was capitalized at ¥1 million. President Soichiro Honda, were 34 employees. However, say that there was nothing at all the atmosphere of a founding celebration on day.

They were all totally in their work, as always. about their work was from the day before, when organization had been called the Technical Research Institute.

was it like in Japan on September 24, For the people who were living it tends to have become a distant memory, and the young today have no way to really what Japan was like at time.

Here, let us take a trip half a century and revisit the founding day.

The for that day do not exist. That is it happened to be a newspaper holiday.

The top on the front page of the Asahi for the following day, September 25, was Proceeds Rapidly in Japan and U.S. Secretary of State tells U.N. General

This was before the Peace had been signed, and Japan, a defeated in the war, was still occupation by forces of the Allied A large headline says, in Extra Rations for Labor October-31 Labor Categories This article is about the ration of rice, the major to be given to workers involved in strenuous labor categories.

For example, coal miners receive an extra ration of and a half go (about 0.8 liter) of and the ration for bicycle assembly was one and a half go (just over a of a liter) of rice. The rations adjusted according to the nature of the The standard ration at the time was two and a go per person per day, which the total amount of rice an person got for all three meals was than half a liter.

The for one meal, then, was even than the amount it would to fill a single Japanese cooker cup today. Even the potatoes that people to supplement their diet still subject to rationing. It was a of prolonged food shortages and starvation that is difficult to from the perspective of today, there is such a glut of

The second page of the newspaper is for news. One prominent boxed there has the headline, Japanese Approach World Standards. The opens with the words, whole years since the end of the everything suffers from but products that approach standards are gradually beginning to bringing some hope, slight, for Japan’s recovery.

The goes on to explain that products as vacuum tubes, buttons, and cultured pearls had to meet world standards by 80%, and concludes by saying, In all there are obstructions caused by the of materials.

Everything was in short supply. The themselves are evidence of this, only two pages on one sheet, and only had a morning edition. were no evening newspapers.

the best news in 1948 was the swimmer Hironoshin Furuhashi had set a new record. Since the previous 1947, he had set one new world record another in the 400 meter freestyle. year had seen the first Games since the end of World War II, in London, but Japan and Germany, as countries, were not allowed to

In the Japan Championship Swimming held at the same time as the he set a new world record in the 1500 freestyle that was over seconds faster than the time at the London event. His brought a tremendous sense of to the Japanese people, who had lost in everything with their in the war.

Among the people who was by Furuhashi’s great achievement, and to feel a new will to accomplish himself, was Soichiro Honda. all, Mr. Honda lived in where Furuhashi had been so they both hailed the Enshu region in western Prefecture.

It is well known that about one year from the end of the after Honda declared to his that he was taking what he a human holiday, he did no work as Hamamatsu had been the location of military plants, so it had been the for repeated heavy air raids left it a scorched ruin as far as the eye see. The Tokai Seiki Industry plant that he had run up then had been turned a heap of rubble.

Production of ships, and motor vehicles had and demand for the piston rings had been his product had shrunk However, this does not to have been the reason for his holiday.

Mrs. Sachi related this portrait of Mr. during his season of casting for the next thing to do.

He sold all his in Tokai Seiki to Toyota, and unemployed. He said to me, ‘It’s wonderful that the time is when the military can swagger all everything. I’m not going to do for a while now.

Please take care of me for the time and he really didn’t do any work at This was at the time of the worst shortages, you see, and apart him there were three kids in the house. We grew in the garden, and since my family farmers, I could go and ask them to some of their rice us. Our neighbors said, ‘When man goes out in the garden, he doesn’t pull a single weed.

He just sits there on a rock from morning night.’ He had the reputation for being a at hardly working. When the came, he would get some together and go to a liquor store he knew the owner, and they drink from a drum can of that the owner had secretly him. What was typical of my was that he put roasted barley and leaves in the alcohol to try and make it like whisky.

Actually, I was the one who had to do it, but complain that the barley was or whatever, and tell me to change or that. After a while, I hearing rumors that he had a salt-making machine, or a popsicle but he never told me anything it himself. He never brought a single pinch of salt or a

When a year or so had gone by, he set to

In the summer of 1946, Mr. Honda his younger brother Benjiro and former employees of Tokai Heavy Industry to the remains of the Yamashita Plant, where used some construction he had scrounged together to put up a small building. Hamamatsu had been the of an active textile industry, so he had to manufacture a rotary weaving he had conceived, but it seemed this due to lack of capital.

He also the manufacture of frosted glass floral patterns, and then sheets of woven bamboo set in among other things, and the striking part of this is uncharacteristically of Mr. Honda-he gave up on all of efforts halfway through.

he had not yet been able to discover the for him, the work that he devote his whole heart and to.

Honda Dream Kids Dokitto

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