In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House manager Tadashi Kanzaki looks at a Japanese-style living room in the renovated birthplace of Sakichi Toyoda, fat

 

              In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House manager Tadashi Kanzaki looks at a Japanese-style living room in the renovated birthplace of Sakichi Toyoda, fat
In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, Sakichi Toyoda Memorial House manager Tadashi Kanzaki looks at a Japanese-style living room in the renovated birthplace of Sakichi Toyoda, father of Toyota Motor Corp. founder Kiichiro Toyoda and great-grandfather of current President Akio Toyoda, in Kosai, central Japan. Sakichi Toyoda invented an automatic loom in a backyard shed, mainly because he wanted to help his mother, who often was weaving in their home. Those around him, including his carpenter father, thought he was crazy and laughed at him. When Kiichiro Toyoda wanted to develop cars in 1933, not just keep making the by-then successful looms, people again laughed. Back then, Japan only had imported cars like GMs and Fords. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)