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Tanaka Hisashige, Japan's Thomas Edison Gets A Google Logo - Search Engine Roundtable

Tanaka Hisashige is often referred to as the "Thomas Edison of Japan." It would be his 213th birthday today. The Doodle shows karakuri doll (a kind of automaton or puppet) inking the Google logo with a calligraphy brush. These dolls, which Tanaka built ...

Tanaka Hisashige was a Japanese rangaku scholar, engineer and inventor during the Bakumatsu and early Meiji period in Japan. In 1875 he founded what became the Toshiba Corporation. He has been called the "Thomas Edison of Japan" or "Karakuri Giemon."

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Born (1799-10-16)October 16, 1799
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
Died November 7, 1881(1881-11-07) (aged 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese

Tanaka Hisashige (田中 久重, October 16, 1799 – November 7, 1881) was a Japanese rangaku scholar, engineer and inventor during the Bakumatsu and early Meiji period in Japan. In 1875 he founded what became the Toshiba Corporation. He has been called the "Thomas Edison of Japan" or "Karakuri Giemon."

Watches and Clocks in Japan Japanology

People's engagement with time is long, and it is considered that time has understood by the position of the sun long time ago. Sundials are assumed to be used ...

The most famous Japanese "Karakuri" automata that have made 200 years ago.

The "Karakuri" automata is the traditional handcraft of Edo period(1603-1868). Their movements are caused by the power of springs. Japan boasts to the world ...

Hisashige Tanaka Mr Mechanical

Tanaka Hisashige ( October 16, 1799 – November 7, 1881) was a Japanese rangaku scholar, engineer and inventor during the Bakumatsu and early Meiji ...

myriad years clock by tanaka hisashige

Tanaka Hisashige pengasas TOSHIBA

Jasa Tanaka Hisashige kepada pembangunan teknologi Jepun.

「からくり儀右衛門」のからくり人形が「書き初め」披露 福岡・久留米

からくり儀右衛門と呼ばれた発明家、田中久重(1799~1881)が制作したからくり人形「文字書き人形」が1月2日、田中の出身地、福...