Friday, June 17, 2016

# Shopping ♪ 24th - 26th June 2016 "Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro"

# Shopping
How about doing some shopping and bringing something that you always want home?

A special shopping experience for you!
24th - 26th June 2016
"Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro"
































Today, it's getting more popular to get used goods because you may find something nice at cheaper prices. Especially in Japan, people always keep things neatly, so you will be surprised by seeing the quality of the used goods at such prices!!

Don't miss this special chance!
From June 24th to 26th, Sunshine City Ikebukuro is going to hold the "Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival". The long-established used goods shop, Sanoya, is going to participate in this event too!

You can find over 30,000 used products including brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and Prada etc. handbags and accessories at this special shopping event. Don't miss this chance and mark your schedule now!

"Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro"
Date:                  24th to 26th June 2016 (Fri. to Sun.)
Opening hours:   10:00 - 19:00 (close at 18:00 on 26th)
Venue:                Exhibition hall A-1, 4th Floor, World Import Mart Building, Sunshine City
Address:              Sunshine City, 3-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-8630
Sponsor:              Pawnshop and Recycle Brand Festival Committee
Contact:              03-3916-7819
Official website: http:/www.78fes.com/

Sunshine City Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan

Photo is taken from 
http://park.tachikawaonline.jp/complex/18_sunshine.htm

http://company.crocs.co.jp/crocs_blog/20110513090001.html













Sunshine City is located in Ikebukuro and is just a short walk from the Ikeburuko Station. It is a commercial complex buildings where you can find variety of facilities such as a hotel, an aquarium, an observatory on 60th floor, a planetarium, a museum, a theatre, and of course a huge shopping malls with many restaurants and cafe!

Previous Festival
We know that you can't wait to go to this shopping festival, so how about we give you a look of the Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival from last year!

Some shoppers may worry about buying used goods online without checking the products, so this festival provides you a great opportunity to shop for used goods!!
Not only handbags, you can also find clothes, shoes, watches and other accessories at this special shopping event. There is a huge selection for you to choose. You must be able to find something that you like there!!







For those who are not too interested in fashion, don't worry, they also have an art section for those of you who would like to buy some books, paintings, and decorations to add to your collection at good prices.
Used Goods Magazine
No matter on the internet or at the shops, shopping for used goods is very popular in Japan because you can always find products in good quality at very nice prices. Look, there is even an used goods magazine in Japan!








Of course, you can find the "Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro" ad in this magazine too! So don't miss this special shopping chance!









Sanoya
If you want to shop for more used goods, Sanoya is a highly recommended place for you to go!
It was established a 100 years ago, and it's a famous spot to shop for used goods in Tokyo! Of course, you can enjoy Tax Free services if you shop for 5,000 yen or more!
Address:               3-33-9 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima Ku, Tokyo, Japan (Main Store)
Operating Hours:  09:30 - 19:30 (Mon. to Sat.)
Contact:               03-3949-8111
Official Website:  http://www.sanoya.co.jp

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 About Otsuka

<A different feeling of Tokyo>
If you are tired of the busy Shinjuku or Ikebukuro,
why don't you pay a visit to Otsuka?

When you walk around in Otsuka,
you will feel like walking in a comic world!



You can just simply take trains and go to Otsuka Station when you want to pay a visit to Sanoya.


After you finish doing your shopping at Sanoya, we highly recommend you to get on the Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Line to experience this unique and chic district.

Ticket Fare (All zones)
Adult 170 yen (IC card 165 yen)
Child 90 yen (IC card 82 yen)









More information about the "Toden" can be found here: 
Kind reminder
You can also buy the Toei Streetcar One-Day Economy Pass
to hop on and off the "Toden" as many times as you like!!
More information about the "Toei Streetcar One-Day Economy Pass" can be found here:





You can find many local shops and restaurants outside the North Gate of the Otsuka station too.

If you are interested in learning more about Otsuka, please check out our earlier blog.



A journey with the Toei Streetcar
Sanoya was established in Otsuka area for about 100 years. You can find a huge selection of used wallets, bags, watches, clothes, and other accessories at the best pawnshop in Japan! Start your journey from the north gate of the Otsuka station, you can find 9 different Sanoya shops in total!!

One of the best spot to see the cheery blossom - Sakura Road in Otsuka
What will come to your mind if you think about spring? I bet most of  you will say Sakura!!

Let us show you the cherry blossom (Sakura) in Otsuka area too!





















Of course you can find Sanoya's banner easily everywhere.












You can enjoy the gorgeous view of cherry blossom while walking to Sanoya.










The first stop we will take you to is Sanoya Boutique J&B




You can see the big sign at the top and famous brand names like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel in front of the shop. Wanna get in there and shop now?









There are 9 Sanoya stores in Otsuka
area!
1) Main Store
2) Ekimae Store
3) Jewelery J&B
4) Sanoya J&B
5) Boutique J&B
6) Bargain Hall
7) Depotvent
8) Ekimae Sanoya
9) LV Monogram Store Plus
Sanoya is famous for their variety of selection and prices, it is a must-go place for all bag lovers!!

Pawnshops in Japan
It is said that the pawnshop business in Japan was started 700 years ago in the Kamakura period. Today, the pawnshop business is well developed, of course it is still a place for people who want to sell their valuable goods in return for some money, but it is also the best place to get used goods at cheaper prices. However, no matter what is changed, the attitude towards the customers is never changed!

Sometimes people ask us if it is safe to buy second hand products? Please don't worry about that because in Japan, there is the National Pawnshop Committee which monitors over all the pawnshops in Japan. This committee was established on 21st September 1954, and currently there are over 2000 used goods stores registered.



When you see the logo of this cute "Shichimaru", you know that this used goods store is monitored by the committee. So don't worry, just enjoy your shopping at Sanoya!












Hey, look, it's the mascot of the National Pawnshop Committee - Shichimaru!!
What a coincidence!











Profile of Shichimaru
Name:          Shichimaru
Birth date:    8th July
Gender:        Male
Personality:  Bright, happy, curious, talkative
Interest:       Sumo and Japanese Festival
Color:           Blue color (Look at his shirt!!)
(Rumors say that you will get good luck if you can see his belly button under his shirt, oops >o<)

Story about Shichimaru
It is said that Shichimaru was a dog when it was small.  One day, an owner of a pawnshop picked him up on street and took him back to his shop.  Because of Shichimaru's bright personality, it became a famous dog of his owner's shop.  One day, a fairy appeared in the warehouse and asked Shichimaru to help her to introduce pawnshop business to the world, and then she used her magic and turned Shichimaru into the way he looks now! How do you like this story?






Actually Sanoya is popular in East Asia areas too.  Many visitors will go to visit Sanoya when they travel to Tokyo. So you can see a lot of visitors in front of the Otsuka station.




Many of you must have heard that there are cases people got counterfeit goods through online shopping or teleshopping. Even though people may get really good prices online, but it also increases the chance that they may get counterfeit goods in return. So, we still suggest you to visit the pawnshops and ask for advices from professionals. Sanoya is also a member of the National Pawnshop Committee, so you don't have to worry to shop there!


Sanoya will also participate in the "Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro" !

Because of the variety of selection and professional appraisal skills, Sanoya is supported and loved by people who live in Otsuka and in Tokyo. They also take their communication with customers very seriously, it can even be said that they have given a new value of "Re-Use" to used goods.



If you will visit Japan at the end of June, please go to visit the "Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro".  If you will visit Japan in some other time, don't worry, Sanoya is a good choice for you to visit too!!


"Ikebukuro Pawnshop Festival in Sunshine City Ikebukuro"
Date:                  24th to 26th June 2016 (Fri. to Sun.)
Opening hours:   10:00 - 19:00 (close at 18:00 on 26th)
Venue:                Exhibition hall A-1, 4th Floor, World Import Mart Building, Sunshine City
Address:              Sunshine City, 3-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-8630
Sponsor:              Pawnshop and Recycle Brand Festival Committee
Contact:              03-3916-7819
Official website: http:/www.78fes.com/

GOOGLE MAP






















Sanoya
Address:               3-33-9 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima Ku, Tokyo, Japan (Main Store)
Operating Hours:  09:30 - 19:30 (Mon. to Sat.)
Contact:               03-3949-8111
Official Website:  http://www.sanoya.co.jp

GOOGLE MAP