Dr. Aizawa’s robot room in the early 70s, Nagoya toy Museum photo.
The late Dr. Aizawa Zirou (1903-1996), the first director of the Children’s Institute for Cultural Activities, friend of Sony founder Masaru Ibuka, and Osamu Tezuka.
Both he and Tezaka formed the Children’s Institute for Cultural Activities Foundation in 1927. They collectively strove to improve the lives of children via the catalyst of scientific toys.
This prompted Dr. Aizawa to create 800 humanoid robot toys!
Some of Dr. Aizawa’s own creations have been restored and displayed at various museums over the past few years, following their rediscovery after a long slumber in storage.