Tousyu Doll and Toy Shop

Description: 

Dolls have been a part of the culture as well as the soul of Japan since ancient times, representing an item of veneration, a child's toy or an object of delight. In the Edo Period, dolls truly flourished in Japan, associated with celebrations, given as treasured gifts then becoming adored playthings. In the Heian Period, dolls were considered as charms to bring good luck, absorb evil spirits and protect the kids. Over different periods of Japanese history, more kinds of doll were born, following the own characteristics of culture, history of each period, sometimes reappearing the figure of typical men of this period. Almost made by wood or paper, painted in colorful oil and even by hand, the outer appearance of dolls has constantly changed, but the Japanese love of dolls has remained steadfast. Even today in Japan, dolls are not only considered objects of decoration or entertainment, but living creatures as well.

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Regards to doll in particular and traditional toy in general, it is hard to not know about Osaka Children Vehicles company owning multiple stores in Matsuya-cho, Osaka, the father of Tousyu doll and toy shop. The typical doll and toy company of Osaka guarantees cheap price nationwide even with a small amount of products through a system of 4 branches and an online shop and continuously introducing new products for each season. Osaka Children Vehicles was establishment in 1947, mainly trading in doll, along with children care and ride. The first branch was opened in June 1971 while the second, the third and the fifth were in turn opened in October 1973, 1993 and 2003.

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Products sold in Tousyu doll and toy shop are divided into 5 main categories. The first group includes puzzle, models of dinosaur eggs and beast, magic balls and other  simple toys. These items are sold at cheap price from 40 to 1000 yen. The fair price group owns lottery, soap bubble, vinyl doll, metal and yoyo. The third group is called nostalgic toy with paper balloon, koma, small wooden toy, marble and windmill. The fourth group are toys made for seasons and festivals, including New Year, Doll festival, Boy festival, Summer festival and Christmas. The last group of Bingo and Cracker slot machine is designed for events and parties.

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Especially, Tousyu doll and toy shop offers a unique ever experience to try the armor of samurai. The sophisticatedly designed costume with the original structure and material in bright color are attached with swords, promising the exact figure of a samurai soldier. It will be a memorable experience to wear this armor and take some photos.

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Open time: 

From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closed day: New Year and End Year holidays

Admission: 

Vary by product

How to access: 

Get off at Matsuyamachi Station Exit No.3 on Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, turn left in Nagahori Street intersection and walk about 100 meters.