Finding flea markets in Tokyo is surprisingly not as difficult. All the info about it is humongous and just a google away. Keeping up with the schedule is however a different matter. Most of them open every weekend, some others open on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of every month, one opens only on the 18th and 28th of every month, and so on. The good thing about it though is practically every weekend you have one or two flea markets to go. So during my brief visit last month I managed to visit two of them. The first one was right in Shinjuku, about 7 minute walk from the station. Just like most flea markets in Japan, Hana Zuno flea market is also located in a temple called …Hana-Zuno. Kimono, old coins and dolls are a common view in this flea market. The old glass painting of a Japanese lady in her kimono that you see below, I got it from here. The second flea market is at Arai Yakushi, a little more difficult to find, but it is worth the hassle because in terms of quantity and quality, this place is obviously better. Here antique martavans, imari plates, china and ceramics make me go gaga. Unfortunately they are not the kind of items I would buy in a flea market, besides it’s a bit risky carrying those fragile ceramics in a long flight. So I ended up getting nothing except those photos and a good impression how well the Japanese preserves, manages, and organizes these flea markets, they become not only a tourist destination but also a tradition. Have a good week ahead everyone!
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Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Vintage Hunting
Category Vintage Hunting | Tags: Tags: antique, araiyakushi, china, coin, fleamarket, hanazuno, imari, jadul, jakartavintage, japan, japanese, kimono, luthfihasan, martavan, painting, pasar loak, temple, tokyo, vendor, vintage | 2 Comments
Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Vintage Space
Today is the 67th celebration of our independence and I know exactly what I was going to write here. Vintage, of course, what else. This time around it’s about vintage posters at Gedung Joang 45, a museum on Indonesian journey from the colonization time until finally free and independent. This is the first time I checked out the museum and to be honest I almost got bored until I saw these interesting posters. These posters were made under the Japanese occupation in Indonesia, aimed at raising nationalism and mobilizing support towards the Nippon. With patriotic, heroic and nationalistic look, tone and manner, basically these posters help this country get its independence. Herewith I share some of them here — and let’s all thank these posters. Merdeka!
Category Vintage Space | Tags: Tags: cikini, colonial, dutch, gedungjoang, gedungjoang45, heroic, independence, indonesia, jakarta, jakartavintage, japan, japanese, menteng, museum, nationalism, nationalistic, nippon, patriotic, PETA, poster, vintage | 1 Comment
Posted by Luthfi Hasan in Cool Vintage
Whether you get it as a gift from parents or friends, or you found it in the flea market, collecting vintage –or stocking? – is always fun and addictive. It seems there is always an excuse to hunt for more, and there are always rooms for new finds.
Well, i am speaking for myself obviously. Anyway, the nice thing about vintage is that every piece tells a story, and you always wonder who was the owner before and why it ended up in the thrift shop such beautiful pieces. Here are some vintage stuff that i have gained from many different sources.
Pretty ceramic fruit bowl, from my mother. (more…)
Category Cool Vintage | Tags: Tags: antlers, arabic, bike, calligraphy, camrea, ceramic, enamel, fleamarket, fruitbowl, indonesia, islam, islamic, jakarta, japan, japanese, kamakura, painting, paintingbynumber, plate, streetfinds, teacup, thrifthshop, tokyo, typewriter, vintage | 5 Comments