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Another Glass-cube Toyota Carina brochure – Carina Sightings

I found another second-generation Toyota Carina Japanese brochure with the mysterious glass-cube building of the Ideka 20th Century Art Museum on its cover!

It turns out the Carina is parked in the Ikeda Museum parkinglot
Ikeda Museum parkinglot

In the previous post, I was happy to have found out that the Ideka 20th Century Art Museum was featured on the front of the brochure. Last time, I couldn’t have solved the mystery without the help of Google Bard which recognized the building.

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Why is this Toyota Carina in front of a big mirror-glass cube? – Carina Sightings

I bought my first Japanese Toyota Carina brochure somewhere in 2007, just after I purchased my own Carina TA60. Many brochures followed over the years and I think I have almost all of the third generation complete. Here and there I also picked up some Japanese second-generation Carina brochures. Over 10 years ago I purchased this second-generation Carina brochure:

Second-generation 1977 Toyota Carina brochure
Second-generation 1977 Toyota Carina brochure

Ever since I bought that brochure, it has intrigued me why this Carina was parked in front of a gigantic mirror-glass cube-shaped building. What is the purpose of that? Am I missing some cultural reference here?

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Family Album treasures: Carina Meow!

Posing in front of your beloved Carina ST A40 with a huge glass bottle (presumably sake) made someone decide to draw whiskers on the owners face to mimic a cat:
Carina A40
Or maybe it is a Japanese habit to make someone unrecognizable on the web. ;)

Anyway this picture is certainly something to keep in your family album for future generations!

Found at Minkara

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