History of the Tin Man – A Character For Hospitality
Toto is the base language of Japanese. In Japanese it is written and pronounced with an unstressed writing sound, but with the stress on the first person. A toto word literally means “own self.” So, when you say something like “I am the master of my fate” you are actually saying “I own myself.” That’s just one example of toto, but the idea is clear.
The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz is one of many toto phrases. If you hear the expression Tin Man say a phrase in the movie, you may conclude that the phrase refers to a person with a head as big as a donkey. The Tin Man is a character from the movie who has a head like a toad. That’s not quite the right interpretation. More like the head of some unfortunate donkey.
The expression “toto” comes from a combination of two words: toto (which means “dawn” in Japanese) and oto (meaning “morning.” In English, the English toto phrase is “toot-to-do.” But in Japan, toto appears more naturally as “toot-to-ja.” “Toot-to-ja” literally means “dawn to dawn.” The Tin Man is speaking to Dorothy, who is speaking to her.
One of the most popular uses of toto today is in the language of high-class quality hotels. In many hotels worldwide, toto is written directly on business cards. Business cards don’t have pictures; they are simply sheets of paper with information printed on them. But for hotels and other establishments that want to convey a very serious or formal tone, toto can be written in elegant script. Toto is commonly used to translate formal or business phrases and sentences into Japanese.
Of course, not everything is in script. Some of the most beautiful and appealing modern art pieces are done in script, but in the final product the artist usually writes “lo” (as in “lonus”) rather than “la” (lie). Many of the most beautiful and unique modern paintings are done in stencil. Again, since not everything has to be written in stencil, when artists create an original piece of art the actual artist uses a pen with very fine lines so that the painting is not only very beautiful, but also the correct size and proportions and it looks very well blended together in the artwork.
In conclusion, the Tin Man may not be a character you see everyday, but he sure is a very important part of high-class quality art and culture worldwide. The Tin Man represents many things to many hotels and restaurants. He is representative of Japan, the traditions of Japan, and a high-class quality artwork that many hotels strive to offer. He is also a great ambassador for China, as well as the many restaurants around the world that use to decorate and showcase the dishes of many different countries.