Happy Little Trees: The Joy of Painting with Ken & Mary

Ken and Mary are just a happy young Japanese couple who love nature, painting, and their Nissan Skyline. They are characters in one of the country’s most famous ad campaigns of all time, and the couple just couldn’t be more thrilled to walk amongst tall grass, prop up an easel to paint a snow-capped mountain, and hawk the C110 Skyline, as seen in this 1972 commercial. Recently, in celebration of the Skyline’s 50th anniversary and release of the latest generation of Skyline (known in the US as the Infiniti G37), Nissan sent an example of just such a sedan from their factory in Yokohama to the exact tree used in many of the Ken and Mary adverts in Hokkaido.

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2 Responses to Happy Little Trees: The Joy of Painting with Ken & Mary

  1. Van Strapp said:

    Haha, that’s a clever way to mark the occasion, I like it!

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