Comfortable Nostalgia in Old Collectibles Antique Market

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Comfortable Nostalgia in Old Collectibles Antique Market

Shrines are usually serene places, but they attract a lively crowd with antique markets. The products enshrined in these fairs are aged and invoke a certain nostalgia. This long-established variety of market is for visitors who seek good and old items.

Antique as art

Oedo Antique Market
 
Tomioka-hanchimangu Shrine Antique Market
 
Takahata-fudo Temple Gozare-ichi Market

Antique markets specialize in historical, well-worn items. Simply taking a tiny object in your hands and imagining the story behind it is a joy in itself. Buying is a bit trickier, as it takes judgment, experience, and knowledge to distinguish between a genuine work of art and a piece of junk. Yet when all is said and done, the key is whether or not you like it.
Be it furniture, ceramics, tableware, a table ornament, or a nostalgic toy, a single antique object can add an artistic touch to your home, showing your sensibility and blending in with your lifestyle. Why not check out a market in Tokyo and seek out comfortable nostalgia in an old collectible? 

 

Tokyo antique market schedules

Oedo Antique Market

Location (address)

Ground-floor plaza, Tokyo International Forum (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Days

1st and 3rd Sunday every month * Cancelled in rain / 250 sellers

Hours

9:00–16:00

Inquiries

03-6407-6011 (Oedo Antique Market Executive Committee)

URL

http://antique-market.jp/eng/index.shtml( External link )

Tomioka-hanchimangu Shrine Antique Market

Location (address)

Tomioka-hachimangu Shrine (1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Days

1st (except January), 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday every month * Closed on days that fall on the 15th and the 28th

Hours

6:00–17:00

Inquiries

0276-38-3417 (Rakuichi Rakuza Office)

URL

http://www.kotto-rakuichi.com/( External link )

Takahata-fudo Temple Gozare-ichi Market

Location (address)

Takahata-fudoson Temple (773 Takahata, Hino-shi, Tokyo)

Days

3rd Sunday every month

Hours

7:00–16:00

Inquiries

090-3314-1994 (Kanagawa Antique)

URL

http://www.kanagawa-antique.com/html/takahata.html( External link )

 

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