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To Tokyo Big Sight
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JR Nishi-Tachikawa Station, the closest train station to the park.
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One of two giant kitesThis festival has two giant kites and two smaller (but still large) kites. Resting on its side, the kite was scheduled to fly at 2 pm. The kanji characters read "Michi no Eki" in reference to a new train station built in the town.
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Entrance to Tokyo Big Sight
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Park entrance (admission charged)
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Photo Imaging Expo 2006 sign
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Waterfowl Pond and boats
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Hallway
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Boat pier
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Lowering the kite
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To PIE 2006 held in late March.
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PIE 2006 ticket booth
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Putter golf course
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Ticket booth
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Transportation
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Patch up
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Entrance hall
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Open Field
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Main hall on 1st floor
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Cherry blossoms
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Moving the kite to launch point
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About the Tokyo Motor Show...Makuhari Messe is near Kaihin Makuhari Station on the Keiyo and Musashino Lines. The huge show occupies the entire Makuhari Messe consisting of the North, East, Center, and West Halls, and Event Hall. Admission was 1200 yen. The show sees over 1.4 million visitors.

Although this is called the 39th Tokyo Motor Show in 2005, the first motor show was held in 1954 and called the 1st All-Japan Motor Show. The venue was Hibiya Park in Tokyo. In 1964, the show was renamed "Tokyo Motor Show." The show was held annually until 1973 when the oil shock occurred. It was so severe that organizers decided to hold the show every other year. No show was held in 1974. From 1975, the show was held every other year. 2005 is actually the 50th anniversary of the motor show.

In 1958, the venue changed to Korakuen Bicycle Racing Stadium. Also in 1958, the date was changed from spring (April-May) to fall (Oct.-Nov). In 1959, the venue was switched to Harumi at the domed Tokyo International Trade Center where it would remain until 1987 when it moved to Makuhari Messe in 1989. In 1970, foreign automakers participated in the Tokyo Motor Show for the first time.

In 1999, the show combined passenger cars and motorcycles. Also, in 1999, the show for commercial vehicles was omitted and instead to be held in a separate show in alternating years starting in 2000. The motor show for passenger cars and motorcycles would continue to be held every two years from 1999. So there would be a Tokyo Motor Show every year, but the purpose would alternate between passenger cars/motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

During the 1st motor show in 1954, when most of the vehicles displayed were for commercial use, the attendance was 547,000. In 1963, it exceed 1 million over 16 days. It hovered around 1.4 million in the years following. The record attendance was attained in 1991 with over 2 million visitors during 15 days. In 2003, the total attendance was 1.424 million.

In 2000, at the first Tokyo Motor Show dedicated to commercial vehicles, attendance was a mere 177,900 over 5 days. In 2004, attendance was 248,600 over 6 days.

The ubiquitous female companions, attendants, or models that we see today started appearing at the show from as early as 1957. They do not only decorate the show, but they also reflect the fashion of the times. Their hairstyles, wardrobe, skirt length, make-up, etc. The Tokyo Motor Show is not only a showcase for cars, it is also a fashion showcase. Therefore, in this online photo gallery, you will see not only cars, but also women. Enjoy!
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Nikon booth
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Cherry blossoms
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Festival siteThey did not allow people go enter the launch area at all times. Spectators were kept far away.
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Model at Nikon booth
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Cherry blossoms
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Pentax booth
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No people on the sides either
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Pentax model
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Launch point on a low hill
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Epson booth
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Japanese Garden 日本庭園
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Adobe
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Bonsai exhibition
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Canon boothThe Canon booth was very comprehensive and complete. They had a booth or counter for every imaging-related product, from movie cameras to D-SLRs to poster-size printers. They had everything. Of course the new EOS 30D was the main attraction as well as the 5D. Compared to the 20D, the 30D has a larger LCD monitor, a higher maximum burst during continuous shooting, and spot metering. The 8 megapixels and sensor size are the same. Canon says that this is the optimum pixel count for the supporting technologies in the camera. And that the image quality does not depend solely on the megapixel count.
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Bonsai exhibition
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) exhibition panel by Philbert Ono at Okaya, Nagano.
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Ride'em cowboyAs the kite quickly flew up, the forward kite pullers had to release the rope.
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Canon modelThis Canon ministage was surrounded by EOS 30D cameras which we could use to shoot these female models on the ministage. They let us print out a picture (A4 size) and take it home.

Compared to the 20D, the 30D has a larger LCD monitor, a higher maximum burst during continuous shooting, and spot metering. The 8 megapixels and sensor size are the same. Canon says that this is the optimum pixel count for the supporting technologies in the camera. And that the image quality does not depend solely on the megapixel count.
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Cherry blossoms
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song Exhibition panels. 「琵琶湖周航の歌」英語版の展示コーナー
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Canon models (EOS 30D demo)This Canon ministage was surrounded by EOS 30D cameras which we could use to shoot these female models on the ministage. They let us print out a picture (A4 size) and take it home.
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Water Fountain
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Canon model (wireless photo studio demo)Canon also had a photo studio to demonstrate a digital photo shoot with the top-of-the-line EOS D-SLR attached with a remote transmitter which transmitted the images to a computer via wireless. We saw the images appear on the TV monitor as it was transmitted to the computer. You can shoot very quickly, but the images don't transfer or appear as fast. I guess they were RAW. Here the model is showing off one of the photos which was taken and printed on the spot.
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Katarai Promenade and canal
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The best-looking lady at the show...A Lambo of course. Lamborghini, everyone's all-time, ultimate dream car. (Besides Speed Racer's Mach 5.) This is the Murcielago.
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Canon lecture
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Emperor Showa Memorial Museum 昭和天皇記念館Within Hana-midori Bunka Center. One-room museum with various exhibits on Emperor Showa (Hirohito). His marine biology lab is reproduced, a horse-drawn carriage, videos, etc., are shown.
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Michi no EkiThe kite design is the same every year, but the kanji characters change. They make a new giant kite every year.
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Inside Hana-midori Bunka Center
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Matsushita's Lumix booth
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Hana-midori Bunka Center
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Lumix
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Casio booth's movie mode demo
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Photo contest exhibition
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Smaller kite "Yujo"
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Photo studio equipment (4th floor)
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Photo exhibition (4th floor)
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Photo seminar
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"Yujo"This is a smaller kite. It means "Friendship."
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Photo talk
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Lamborghini MurcielagoNo price was listed. But if you have to ask, then it's too expensive.
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Show for kidsVery few kids. Like why would you want to take your children to a camera show? The Tokyo Anime Fair held next door during the same time attracted the kids.
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PIE 2005, ticket booth
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PIE 2005, Sanyo booth
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Konica-Minolta booth in 2005This was the last time Konica-Minolta had a booth at the camera show.
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Bye-bye Konica-Minolta
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She fell
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Farewell Konica-Minolta
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Patch up
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Bye-bye Agfa2005 was also the last time for Agfa to have a booth.
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Canon Kiss Digital N (PIE 2005)
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Model for Canon Kiss Digital N
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"Nakama"This is another smaller kite. It means "Circle of Friends."
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Model for Canon Kiss Digital N
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Anchor truck
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Lamborghini MurcielagoOnly with a Lamborghini would I tell any pretty woman standing in front of it to move away so I can see and photograph the car better. Actually, I'm not that rude, so I just waited until she went away.
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Nikon model in PIE 2005
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Amateur areaFurther downwind was the amateur area for flying normal kites.
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Olympus at PIE 2005
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Another launch
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Kodak and Mitsubishi Paper Mill
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Another beautiful take off
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PIE 2005 photo contest winners
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Big Sight saw
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Leaving Tokyo Big Sight
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Lamborghini Murcielago. Although this is called the 39th Tokyo Motor Show in 2005, the first motor show was held in 1954 and called the 1st All-Japan Motor Show. The venue was Hibiya Park in Tokyo. In 1964, the show was renamed "Tokyo Motor Show.&quoThe best-looking rear at the show...
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Oiran and her attendants then performed a short but spectacular oiran show on the stage from about 2 pm. おいらんショー
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Poster
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Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. The show was held annually until 1973 when the oil shock occurred. It was so severe that organizers decided to hold the show every other year. No show was held in 1974. From 1975, the show was held every other year.The Murcielago attracted more attention.
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Toyota stage. In 1958, the venue changed to Korakuen Bicycle Racing Stadium. Also in 1958, the date was changed from spring (April-May) to fall (Oct.-Nov). In 1959, the venue was switched to Harumi at the domed Tokyo International Trade Center.Toyota had a large spread in the Center Hall.
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Toyota Fine-X. In 1989, the show moved to Makuhari Messe. In 1970, foreign automakers participated in the Tokyo Motor Show for the first time.All the major car makers showed concept cars or prototypes. This one is by Toyota. All four wheels can turn. Makes it easy to parallel park in tight spaces, but how do you steer it?
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Toyota Fine-XThe driver's seat swivels outward.
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Toyota i-swingA single-seater, reminds me of a Segway with a seat. Controlled with a joystick and shifting your body weight. It has 3 wheels. If they don't allow Segways in Japan, I wonder if they would allow this on Japanese streets. Would it need a license plate? And would we need a license to operate it?
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Toyota i-swingI waved to her, and she waved back...
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Nissan Pivo with swivel topElectric car with a top that swivels 360˚ so you can drive forward or back without turning the car around. Seats three people. The driver sits in the middle.

I waved to her, and she waved back...
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Nissan Pivo
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Nissan booth
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Nissan GT-R Proto
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Honda Sports 4 ConceptI like this picture.
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Honda Sports 4 Concept
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HondaThis is what she looks like up close.
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Honda Sports 4 ConceptI smiled at her, and she smiled back...
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Honda W.O.W. ConceptHonda had nice women posing, but I was hoping they would bring out the Asimo robots to introduce the cars.

I smiled at her, but she never noticed me...
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Suzuki LC. LC stands for Life Creator. These girls were dancing and hopping around the car before they settled down and posed.
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Suzuki LCI looked at her, and she looked at me. I didn't wave, so she didn't wave...
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Suzuki IonisA real ballerina-type model danced in front of the car. I like this picture.
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Subaru 360 (from 1958). Nicknamed "Ladybug."
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Subaru R1 and Subaru 360The new ladybug meets the old.
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Subaru Impreza WRC 2006 PrototypeIn 2004, Subaru won the Rally Japan 2004 (the first FIA WRC hosted in Japan). The car was driven by Petter Solberg. It is a race on public roads.
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Subaru
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Daihatsu HVS
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Daihatsu2 comments
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Daihatsu SK-Tourer
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Daihatsu SK-Tourer
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Daihatsu. I smiled at her, and she smiled back...
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Daihatsu
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Daihatsu
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DaihatsuDaihatsu had the best show performance. The models and performers wore a variety of costumes.
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DaihatsuA show worth seeing twice.
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Daihatsu
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Daihatsu
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Daihatsu
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Mitsubishi Motors
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Mitsubishi Motors
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Mitsubishi MotorsShe attracted a big crowd of snapshooters and oglers.
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Kia Sports ConceptFirst-rate model who knows how to smile.
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Kia MotorsA crowd favorite. Kia (not her name) is from South Korea.
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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
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Ferrari F430 SpiderLamborghini set out to build a better car than Ferrari, and he attained his goal. I like Ferrari (especially the Testarossa), but I like Lambo better.
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Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleCorvette, but why no Camaro at the show too?
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Chevorlet Corvette Z06
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HummerShe was charming...
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General Motors Cadillac STS-VI yearn for the days when Cadillac had more elegant car names like Fleetwood, Eldorado, and Seville. Now it's all three-letter names. I can hardly remember them. And the cars look so ugly (in my opinion).
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Rolls Royce Phantom
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Porsche 911 CarreraRed was definitely the most popular car color at the show.
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Porsche
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SLR McLarenBest-looking car with gills.
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BMW Z4 Coupe ConceptMatte paint finish, no gloss.
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Bugatti Veyron 16.4
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Volkswagen
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Volkswagen Golf
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Volkswagen
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OpelYes, some girls don't need to smile to look good.
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Clarion. The ubiquitous female companions, attendants, or models that we see today started appearing at the show from as early as 1957. They do not only decorate the show, but they also reflect the fashion of the times.I approached her and she struck this pose instinctively.
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ClarionDefinitely Miss Photogenic.
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PanasonicAnother nice one.
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PanasonicAwful costume I thought.
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Fujitsu
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Alpine + iPod
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AlpineShe had horde of photographers crowded in front of her. But she managed to find me and smiled.
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Honda S600 (1964)The Event Hall had displays of nostalgic cars from the 1950s to the 1990s. This Honda was from 1964.
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Toyota Corolla (1967)The Event Hall had displays of nostalgic cars from the 1950s to the 1990s.
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Daihatsu BEE (1951)The Event Hall had displays of nostalgic cars from the 1950s to the 1990s. Three wheels.
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Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night RodNice curves...
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Harley-Davidson FLST Heritage SoftailWorld premiere of this bike.1 comments
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Harley-Davidson. In 1999, the show combined passenger cars and motorcycles. Also, in 1999, the show for commercial vehicles was omitted and instead to be held in a separate show in alternating years starting in 2000.
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Harley-Davidson FXDI 35th Anniversary Super GlideWorld premiere of this bike.
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Kawasaki MotorcyclesKawasaki had a bevy of leggy beauties promoting their cycles. They didn't dance, but served well to attract attention.
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Kawasaki ZZR 1400 ABS motorcycleI looked at her and she smiled.1 comments
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Kawasaki MotorcyclesOne of the best-looking motorcycle models.
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Kawasaki MotorcyclesI wasn't one of them.
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Honda Motorcycles
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Honda E4-01 motorcycle
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Honda E4-01 motorcycle
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Yamaha Gen-Ryu motorcycle
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Yamaha MotorcyclesYamaha's booth was the most elegant in the motorcycle section.
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Suzuki Stratosphere motorcycleSuzuki put on a great show with a bunch of girls doing hip-hop dancing.
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Suzuki MotorcyclesSuzuki put on a great show with a bunch of girls doing hip-hop dancing.
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Suzuki Motorcycles
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Yamaha MotorcyclesAt the end of the day, the companions line up in front of their booth to say goodbye. Great photo op too.
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Honda MotorcyclesAt the end of the day, the companions line up in front of their booth to say goodbye. Great photo op too.
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ASIMO show at the Honda showroom in Tokyo.
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The humanoid robot performs every day. Free show.
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Petite robot
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Look ma, I can stand!
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Hi!
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Spaceman robot
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Honda showroom. After the show, you can pose with ASIMO.
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ASIMO also performed at the Great Robot Exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno during Oct. 23, 2007 to Jan. 27, 2008.
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ASIMO playing soccer.
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He kicked the ball.
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He dances too.
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And runs.
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Three robots (including ASIMO) show how Honda improved its humanoid robot. From left to right, the robot got more compact.
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The first humanoid robot called "P2" was large and tall. His hands were claws (see enlarged photo below). Looks very threatening. Introduced in 1996.
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The P3 robot got smaller, but still quite heavy. Introduced in 1997.
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Then the ASIMO in 2000. The current ASIMO is only 130 cm tall and 54 kg. Much less intimidating than its predecessors. ASIMO stands for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility.
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Hand (claw) of the P2 robot.
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Gloved hand of the P3 robot.
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Humanoid hand of ASIMO.
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Great Robot Exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno during Oct. 23, 2007 to Jan. 27, 2008.
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Robot by Kawada Industries
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Waltzing robot. This robot show was mainly still displays of robots. None of them moved except the ASIMO show.
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Robot dog
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Piano player, introduced in 1985 at the Tsukuba Expo.
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Traditional karakuri dolls which were maneuvered using strings and gears. These would be put atop a float during festivals.
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Karakuri doll
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Horseback archer
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The 2nd CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show was held during a cold winter of Feb. 9-13, 2011.
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Canon booth
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Canon booth in a central location.
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The Canon booth employed a few pretty girls to introduce their latest D-SLRs (EOS Kiss X5 and X50) and Ivis video camera.
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Canon girl
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Canon girl showing off the latest consumer camcorder.
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Canon girl poses for camera-toting gawkers.
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Canon also held a talk show featuring actress Takeshita Keiko.
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Canon booth's talk show featuring actress Takeshita Keiko. The talk show had two young photographers whom Takeshita interviewed. The show was later televised on NTV on Feb. 11.
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Panasonic Lumix girl at CP+ 2011 Camera Show.
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Lumix girl
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FujiFilm used this girl and set to demo their 3D camera.
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