Online Suppliers (Ship To UK)
Please note, the owners of these stores only understand basic English so please communicate your request or order in the simplest of terms.
Tokyo Tool Suppliers (Visit In-Store Only)
Store Name: Inoue Hamono
Owner: Inoue san
Address: 3 Chome-17-8 Tatekawa, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0023, Japan
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/4AAhqi2wf7SBSL3z9
Kyoto Tool Suppliers (Visit In-Store Only)
Store Name: Minamoto-no-Hisahide
Address: 540-1 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
USA Based Tool Suppliers
Second Hand Japanese Tool Suppliers
We can’t guarantee you’ll find your dream Japanese tool at a bargain price, but you’ll definitely have fun searching and soaking up the atmosphere in these temple flea markets across Japan.
Kyoto | Kobo Flea Market, To-ji Temple: takes place on the 21st of every month and has been a regular fixture for over 700 years. With nearly 1,000 textile and antique stalls, it’s a bustling centre perfect for unearthing a hidden gem of a Japanese woodwork tool.
Kyoto | Tenjin-san Market, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine: held on the 25th of every month, over 1000 stalls line the area in and around the shrine. Primarily selling clothing and antiques, there’s also some Japanese tools in there if you’ve a keen eye.
Osaka | Flea Market Shitennoji Temple: held on the 21st and 22nd of every month, in a one of Japan’s oldest temples with 300+ stalls.
Address: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-ku, Osaka.
Hiroko Japan: based in Japan with international deliveries. An eBay member since 2003, with over 1000 positive reviews, we love the great selection of tools on offer.
Japan Vintage Shop: based in Japan with international deliveries. Over 3500 positive reviews. Not all tools but worth a hunt for something rare, we found a beautiful sumitsubo here.
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Had a great tool delivered to you direct from Japan via eBay or an independent seller? Know a flea-market we should list that’s perfect for a bargain?
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