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Good Design Expo and the Smallest Fire Truck Ever

Posted in Places, Stuff by tokyobling on November 27, 2012

On Sunday I visited the Tokyo Good Design Expo 2012 at Odaiba’s Big Site exhibition center. The expo is devoted to showcasing the best of Japanese industrial design, but there’s also room for a few foreign exhibits. While there for work I managed to snap a few pictures of some of the bigger items, including this wonderful miniature fire truck, a Shoshin Speed Sprayer, 3S-FSC600TL. This fire truck really must be the smallest in the world! While only being 119.5cm tall, it has place for one driver and a whooping 600L of high pressure water to quench fires places that would otherwise be difficult to access.

Continuing with the rescue theme I also saw a fantastic looking water ski, complete with a patient carrying sled, allowing a team of paramedics to perform first aid and resuscitation while at the scene of an accident at sea. I hope all marinas and bigger beaches get these soon! Toyota also had a clever way of displaying their car in two colors, by the use of mirrors and open spaces. I liked it enough to post it here! There were also quite a few architecture exhibitions, the one that I liked the most was for a plan of multi residence timber frame buildings that are quick and easy to set up by even low skilled workers after disasters and in disaster struck areas where many people have been made homeless. Great ideas! Let’s see if I can make it back again for next year’s expo!


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  1. pk1154 said, on November 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    OMG I love miniature versions of things. That fire truck is sweet.

    The quick and elegant housing is an excellent concept.


    • tokyobling said, on November 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Isn’t it? If I could drive these I would love to be a fire fighter! (^-^)


      • pk1154 said, on November 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        My brother-in-law worked for the fire department in Detroit, maintaining the “apparatus” (that’s what they call the trucks) but not fighting fires. (He’s retired now.)


  2. Gilbert Valenz said, on March 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Hey. It’s Gilbert again. I love your photos so much, I hope you don’t mind me using them non profitably. I’m crediting you, and telling people to check out your cool site. Let me know if you have a problem with it. Here’s what I used.


    • tokyobling said, on March 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Gilbert! Cool music! And I love the way you used the photo, I never would have guess you’d pick that one for the song! Please remember me when you are famous musician touring Japan and making millions! I’d be happy for a back stage pass! (^-^)


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