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KANBAN JAPANESE SHOP SIGN

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Kanban (Japanese Shop Sign) for a fish fertilizer shop, Taisho Period, c. 1920s. 53" high x 12.5" wide by 1" thick.
Sales price $385
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The Taisho Period dates from July 30, 1912 to December 25, 1926 and coincides with the reign of Emperor Taisho of Japan for whom the period is named. A "kanban" is a sign board or billboard. In the modern era, kanban has gone to to mean a "just-in-time" or lean manufacturing system. This style of planning was developed by Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno to promote efficiencies in manufacturing and inventory.