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Florent Gorges Jan 23
We just found an incredible picture of the real first Nintendo H.Q in Kyoto, around 1889. All the information here (in French):
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Vitaliy Jüterbog🎭 Jan 23
Replying to @FlorentGorgesFR
Did they contribute to the war effort?
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Florent Gorges Jan 23
Replying to @J_Imagineering
Yes, with "patriotic"'s playing cards, in 1942. Those cards where ordered by the imperial government and then sold/share to family, school for people/children to play with.
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Vitaliy Jüterbog🎭 Jan 23
Replying to @FlorentGorgesFR
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Alternative Facts Jan 24
Three points: The bike appears to have a bell on the handlebar and a kick stand, both probably post-1889 innovations. Marufuku was incorporated, which the sign indicates, in 1947. The building itself clearly looks older than anything built in the immediate post-WW II years.
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Florent Gorges
well, actualy marufuku is older than nintendo itself. It began with Haikyo, the yamauchi first company. So it’s better not to trust some timelines. Historical researches make move lines and even the official timeline has changed a lot the last decade.
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Alternative Facts Jan 24
Well, actually, there's even more visual evidence in the picture. I'll blog it later in the day and give you a link.
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Alternative Facts Jan 24
FWIW I've discarded the 1947 hypothesis. (Hey, wwe all make mistakes!) I'm now pushing circa 1902, with circa 1889 also a possibility.
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Alternative Facts Jan 25
Will have to do it tomorrow. Out of time, energy.
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Alternative Facts Jan 27
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