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The Biggest Antique Event in Japan

Billed as the largest antique event in Japan, the Antique Jamboree welcomes almost 500 unique vendors from all over Japan. A vast variety of items catering to different tastes and styles are brought in and include Japanese, European and western antiques, collectible toys, antique fans, vintage kimonos, wood block prints and netsuke (intricately carved figurines pictured on the right) to name a few.

This is one event that I will not miss! Over 10 years ago I purchased a set of two intricately carved transoms (panels the were traditionally installed above shoji doors), one of which resides above the sofa in my Hawaii home. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture to share with you but it is a three dimensional garden scene with a bridge that is so realistic that when I gaze upon it I can imagine myself wandering through it into a Japanese garden thousands of miles away. It was quite a feat bringing the two of them home but is was well worth the effort!

If you love antiques this is one event that you don’t want to miss. Like me, you may find that one of a kind souvenir that you will enjoy for many years to come.

Dates & Admission: July 26 & 27, 2008 from 10 AM-6 PM; Admission Y1,000 July 25, 2008 2 PM-6 PM Early Buyer Day; Admission Y3,000


Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1, a 7 minute walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station or a 3 minute walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station. (venue website & map)

Photo Credit: Flickr, Netsuke favorites