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Vintage Postcards

Friday, January 12, 2007 Posted: 10:41 AM JST

Vintage postcards of Japan are becoming increasingly popular in this country. There is even a flow back to Japan of such cards from foreign countries. Here is a list of shops selling vintage postcards. If you know others, tell me!

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KANTO:

Shinsendo Shoten
Iwanami Annex 2F, 2-3 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
Phone: 03-3264-2780
Hours: 10:00-18:30 (11:00-17:30 on national holidays), closed Sun.

Abeno Stamps & Coins
Kanda Kosho Center Bldg. 6F, 2-3 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
Phone: 03-3264-2566
Hours: 10:00-18:30 M-F, 11:00-17:30 on Sat., Sun., and national holidays. Closed 1st and 3rd Sun.

Akanedoh
Yamada Bldg. 3F, 1-8 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
Phone: 03-3295-0253
Hours: 11:00-17:00 M-F, 11:00-17:30, Closed Sun, Mon and national holidays.

KANSAI:

Riichi Art
1-6-2, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012
Phone: 06-6373-1117
Hours: 11:00-20:00, closed Wed.

Postcard Museum
1-7-20 Utashikiyama, Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 655-0037
Phone: 078-705-1512
Hours: 11:00-17:30, open Thu, Fri, Sat.

Nakao Shosen-do Rare Books Ltd.
1-6-2 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012
Phone: 06-6373-1116
Hours: 11:00-20:00, closed Wed.

Kurosaki Shoten
4-14 Nagaikemachi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-0013
Phone: 06-6621-4918
Hours: 10:00-19:00, closed Sun.

Ajia Go (formerly Okada Shoten)
Yamamoto Bldg. 1F, 1-7-20 Namba-Naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011 map
Phone: 06-6643-7622
Hours: 11:00-21:00, closed during New-year.

Koutariya
Shigaraki Kotoumura 2-goukan, 2-2 Mugiu, Koutari, Nagaokakyou-shi, Kyoto 617-0833
Phone: 075-953-7626 or 090-8126-4257
Hours: 10:00-18:00 on Sat, Sun and holidays.

OTHER:

Academy Shoten
1-7 Motodori, Chuo-ku, Hiroshima 730-0035
Phone: 082-247-3118
Hours: 10:00-20:00.

ORGANIZATION:

Nihon Ehagaki Kyoukai (Japan Picture Postcard Orgnization)
4-15-11 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3404-3131
Organizes regular meetings for collectors to buy and sell cards. Open to new members.

ONLINE:

Yahoo Japan - Postcards
Yahoo Japan - Ehagakiya
Yahoo Japan - Postcard Museum
Yahoo Japan - Kyokyojitsujitsu
eBay - Postcards Japan
Decampe - Postcards Japan

PostcardGuide Japan (background info in English)
Art of the Japanese Postcard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Hans Gruen Postcard Collection of Japanese postcards at the University of Saskatchewan Archives
Postcard Traders Association (PTA) (UK organization)

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