Otakaraya Antique store in Yokohama posted by Tomoe
Paul and I like to look around antique stores to find good old Japanese stuff. It is a truely joy to decorate our Kasumi An Study Center with old Japanese antiques. We have a few favorite antique stores, but we think this place is the best.
They sell western cups and arts on 1st floor. But upstairs they sell really ancient swords, scrolls, and other antiques. Every time we go there, we talk with the guy at shop(I forgot his name). He gives very useful information about the swords and other antiques. We like this shop not only because their selection is so good, but also because he is such a nice guy. His knowledge is deep and wide .He has more than 300 katana in his personal collection and he told us he must clean a few swords every day one by one just for maintenance! Chatting with him is so much fun. Unfortunately he does not speak much English, if you can understand a little bit of Japanese, you will enjoy this shop very much!
Here is the photos from this store.