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Tajiri with a Machine



"I am anxious over the frightening technological developments that aid men in evolving and perfecting the means and machines of executing legalized murder under the name of war."
Shinkichi Tajiri


In 1964 Tajiri decided to update the Warrior theme and made a series of eight large Machines inspired by Formula 1 racing cars, jet planes and space travel. He meant them to be a protest against the excessive amounts of money spent by governments to wage hot and cold wars. Unfortunately, due to their elegance they were often misinterpreted as glorification of the military.





text: S. Tajiri, Autobiographical notations, Kempen Publishers, 1993

photo above: © Erhard Wehrmann, Baarlo 1966

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