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Friday, June 19, 2009
A chance to grab a bargain
By TOMOKO OTAKE
Antique lovers will have a bargain-hunting opportunity at the 129th Heiwajima Antiques Fair, the oldest and the biggest fair of its kind, to be held in Tokyo's Heiwajima district from June 19 through June 21.
The fair, which started in 1978 and has been held five times a year since, boasts 250 dealers from all over Japan selling everything from traditional dolls to pottery and furniture. It is estimated the fair will attract 6,000 visitors, more than 10 percent of them foreigners, organizers say.
Admission is free.
The Heiwajima Antiques Fair is held on the second floor of the Heiwajima Ryutsu Center Building, a minute's walk from Ryutsu Center Station on the Tokyo Monorail Line.