Today, chouchous, I’m taking you to the Tokyo Nomi No Ichi Antique Fair, a huge bi-annual event in the capital. This year, for the first time, it was held at the Ooi Keibajo Race Course which, coincidentally, is also home to my favorite flea market. Although I tend to prefer flea markets to antique fairs, the Nomi No Ichi with its hundreds of exhibitors seemed like a must go for the retro lover that I am.
500yen (less than 5$) entrance fee payed, official passport obtained. All systems go!
I knew I shouldn’t expect to dig through dirty old junk (which I loooove) at this antique festival, so I was prepared for well curated stands and… well curated prices as well. But that’s alright, just looking at beautiful old things makes me happy and can also be very inspiring.
Those beautiful vintage graphics alone could easily make my day.
I love that they had a kids’ books vintage section, and this little guy seemed to have appreciated that too. In this picture you can see several people holding the event’s folding fan – or actually non folding – handed out for free at the entrance, like at any Japanese summer festival worthy of the name.
Look at these antique rubber stamp beauties! I know some people who would spend a looooaaad of time in front of this stand. Rightly so.
There were several workshops scattered around the fair, which I thought was a very good idea. Brass Ring Workshop sounds like something right up Bijou Caillou’s alley, doesn’t it? At the end I decided that I wouldn’t understand enough of the language to fully enjoy the workshop. Next time!
The joys of filing….
Frames à go-go. This somehow reminds me of the Paris bookstands along the Seine. Maybe a similar display?