The largest antique event in Japan, the Tokyo Antique Jamboree, is an annual event with as many as 500 vendors from all over Japan selling a variety of items with different tastes and styles; including both Japanese and western antiques. The event is especially famous for collectible toys and playthings, but there is a wide selection of nearly any kind of antique or collectible you can imagine.
Even casual browsers are sure to find something that interests them in all the knick-knacks, but if not you could always watch the “shuri-ya yokocho (antique repair street)”instead; where you can hear antique repairmen and craftsmen present on repairing porcelains and potteries, furniture, precious metal items, jewelries, toys, watches, silver items and more.
If you are serious about buying antiques it is recommended that you attend the Early Buyers Day, when you will enjoy the best selection from which to find your gem! Its an extra 2000 yen, but it is worth it! The Jamboree’s website has printable coupons for a few hundred yen off the price of admission. Antique Jamboree is the largest Antique Show in Japan. Japanese, European, and American antiques and Toy Collectables are represented by 500 dealers.
Tokyo Antique Jamboree 2018
January 12 until 14, 2018
Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Big Sight, Exhibition Hall 1E
Tokyo Big Sight – 3 Chome-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo 135-0063 (map link)
Closest stations: Ariake station on the Yurikamome and Rinkaisen lines