I remember that I was amazed to see a fancy home decorating photo collection with antique Kimono and Obi (a sash worn with a kimono or with the uniforms used by practitioners of Japanese martial arts). I don’t remember the designer’s nationality but I think she was an American. She was using an antique colorful obi for decorating in a center of the table and also she was using another obi as curtains. I was amazed at such wonderful ideas which I had never thought before. It was about 20 years ago.
I have a friend who makes charming dresses, bags, purses, and other many things with antique Kimono material and sells in a market. Kimono material is silk and the patterns of antique kimono are unique and attractive. They are really kawaii!
You can find also other kinds of antiques but Kimono.
Shrines are usually serene places, but they attract a lively crowd with antique markets. The products enshrined in these fairs are aged and invoke certain nostalgia. This ling-established variety of market is for visitors who seek good and old items.
The major markets in Tokyo area are introduced as follows including shirines.
One of the most famous Antique markets is ‘Setagaya Boroichi’. Around 700 stalls line the streets of Setagaya during its biannual flea market, held on 2 days in Middle of December and 2 days in Middle of January every year (Please check the date this year). Setagaya Boroichi has been going for over 400 years now and remains one of the highlights in the neighborhood’s calendar, drawing then of thousands of visitors each time. You’ll find most of the stalls along Boroichi Dori, a street which centres on the Setagaya Daikan Yashiki, the old, thatched-roof local magistrate’s residence.
Oedo Antique market
At Tokyo International Forum
On every first and third Sunday.
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