On the northern tip of Chikuma City is the historical Inariyama neighborhoood. Dozens of classic earthen-walled storehouses line the narrow streets, giving a sense of what the area was like during its heydays as a transportation and distribution hub during the late Edo era. Tucked away in nooks and crannies of those storehouses are a wealth of antique pottery, furniture, cookingware and a myriad of other objects. Once a year, the storehouses are 'opened' and the antiques put up for sale. This year will be the 2nd annual such Inariyama Antiques Sale, to be held as per the following:
Inariyama Antiques Sale
Sunday 17-November, 2013
From 8am to 2pm
Inariyama's Aramachi street, in front of okonimiyaki restaurant "Silky".
Antiques tend to be popular in the West, and it always amazes me there aren't more antique shops here in Japan, especially with all the skillfully crafted furniture and other objects here. So Inariyama's Antiques Sale is sure to be a great opportunity to pick up some classic Japanese artifacts!