I must admit I am a fan of the artwork on Kyoto’s Antiquarian Book Fair flyers, but with this most recent and most glorious depiction of Meiji Era Okazaki, local illustrator Nakagawa Non has excelled herself!
This is the 32nd Spring book fair! Though the majority of the books available (about 500,000 in all) are Japanese, there are always some English books available, as well as art books and ukiyo-e prints etc. You can read about last summer’s book fair here.
Date: May 1st – 5th 2014
Location: The first floor of Miyako Messe in Okazaki (京都市勧業館「みやこめっせ」１Ｆ第二展示場). Miyako Messe is a stone’s throw away from Heian Jingu. Here is a MAP.
Address: 〒606-8343 京都市左京区岡崎成勝寺町9-1
Business Hours：10～16:45 （Closing at 16:00 on the final day)
This is one of three annual used book fairs held in Kyoto. The other book fairs for 2014 are scheduled as follows:
August 11 – 16 Summer Antiquarian Book Fair
October 30 – November 3 – Autumn Antiquarian Book Fair
For further details in Japanese please refer to: http://koshoken.seesaa.net/