Yamato Antique Fair

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On the third Saturday of each month, hundreds of sellers gather around the Yamato JR station in Kanagawa at a street fair focused on Japanese antiques. Sellers range from professional dealers to market hoppers with boxes of unsorted items they hope to rid themselves of quickly. For the visitor to Japan, the antique fair environment provides an opportunity for a hands-on, up-close view of Japanese history with an opportunity for some unique souvenir shopping. Common items include used kimono, ceramics, woodcraft, tea ceremony items, old magazines and newspapers, and even vintage toys. The market opens early and wraps up around 2pm, so get there early for the best selection.

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