Doll Show 24

The event known simply as “Doll Show” has been held sporadically at the Tokyo Trade Center for over 10 years.  Since the spring of 1998, independent vendors have gathered to offer dolls and doll related goods  ranging from Takara’s Licca and Jenny to Mattel’s Barbie to GI Joe’s and other action figures (also read “dolls”) geared towards boys.  More recently, the categories have expanded to include popular ball-jointed dolls, such as Volks, antique dolls, and even original dolls and doll art.  Though the event staff estimates that a whopping 80% of the floor caters to “girl’s toys,” gender is a non-issue when it comes to play, and many men can be seen carrying their prized possessions right alongside their female counterparts.

Doll Show 24 marked the first Doll Show of 2009, and was held on January 18.  Despite the dismal weather, the convention hall bustled with patrons, dealers, and doll lovers of all types.  There were some especially beautiful displays set up this time around, we’d like to thank the artists for allowing us the opportunity to show your their work.

Artists include:

Petit Time

Altelier Tsukinu

Water Mirror


Ayaka Doll

Cranky Gel

Strawberryshine Doll

momo rose




Crazy Rabbit Garret

Mother Goose

The next Doll Show will be held April 26, 2009 at the Tokyo Trade Center.  For more information, please visit the official website.

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