1959 – Mr. Ichiro the Robot – Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

The first of the 10 brothers by Jiro Aizawa. Aizawa uses the word 'born' to denote when the 'brothers' came into existance. Mr. Ichiro [Ichiro-Kun] was reportedly born in 1959.

aizawa ichiro kun 1 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

aizawa ichiro kun 2 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Mr. Ichiro in the background. Possibly Mr. Fugio [or Mr. Saburo] in the front.

Aizawa robots Malone x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Mr. Ichiro on the left, followed by Mr Spark, Mr. Fugio, then Mr. Shinsuk.  Mr. Ichiro has had a minor upgrade in that round volt and ampere meters have been added, along with a child's riding platform on each leg and a hand-rail on the sides of his waist. 

Ichiro Aizawa robot p1 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

One article mentions that Ichiro was trailered to the Ueno Zoo for a while. This image could have be taken at the Ueno Zoo.

Japanese Aizawa Robot p3 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Mr. Ichiro (far right).


Until recently I thought that the images below were of another, similar robot, but I now believe them to be of Mr. Ichiro but with a major makeover, including new arms and hands, chest adornments and colour scheme.

 

 

aizawa robot mag cover 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Aizawa robots colour x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Mr. Ichiro on the right with some of his younger brothers.

Aizawa ichiro 50622 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Aizawa ichiro 70183 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Aizawa ichiro 70192 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Aizawa ichiro 70251 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

As shown post-restoration at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan.

ichiro cat  0004 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

From a 2010 Japanese catalogue.

not saburo ichiro aizawa robot x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

ichiro robowatch 038 x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

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ichiro not Saburo poster x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)

Mr. Ichuro, not Mr. Saburo!.

aizawa robot poster x640 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese)


See the full Jiro Aizawa story here Jiro Aizawa with robots x80 1959   Mr. Ichiro the Robot   Jiro Aizawa (Japanese).


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