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Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
Japan's antiques in one place
By DAISUKE KIKUCHI
Antique lovers won't need to travel all over Japan to find their treasures this weekend, because more than 250 dealers from Hokkaido to Kyushu are set to gather at the Yokohama Kotto World antique fair.
Dealers will have a variety of artworks on hand, including Japanese and Western antiques, toys, curios and crafts. In total, organizers believe around 300,000 pieces will be available for both seasoned antique collectors and amateurs to hunt through.
Besides perusing and purchasing the antiques, there will also be free appraising by professionals. Applications for such appraisals will be accepted on the day of the event. It will also be possible to sell your goods on the spot.
Yokohama Kotto World is one of Japan's biggest indoor antique events and is held twice a year. This weekend's event will be their 20th fair.
Yokohama Kotto World takes place at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Nov. 11 (12 p.m.-5 p.m.) 12, and 13 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Tickets are ¥800 in advance and ¥1,000 at the door. For more information, call (03) 5932-6705 or visit home.att.ne.jp/sigma/y-world/kottouworld/Home.html.