Today controlled by Toyota, Hino is Japan's largest truck-builder. But it has also at times produced cars, including Renault 4CVs built under licence in the 1950s and its own sweet-looking Contessa in 1961.
website. Sadly, the wings now are history, replaced by an unremarkable stylized H that appears patterned on Toyota's oval emblem.
I'm guessing that the huge sets of Hino wings so proudly displayed on many Cuban trucks today originally arrived in the 1970s and '80s on buses imported by the island for use on intercity routes. Adrián León Aja has posted a remarkable collection of photos of those buses on Flickr.