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61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2023
The 61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2023 was great. It continued from 2022 but improved in some areas. It was impressive. While it took up only Tokyo Big Sights’ South Halls one and two, so much stuff was packed in. The event was a hobbyist’s dream.
Anything they wanted was there. And if it wasn’t there, I bet someone could get it. So many specialist shops and creators could help you with your every hobby desire.
What was popular at the 61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2023?
- Once again, remote-controlled cars occupied much floor space. I looked at Tamiya, Kyosho, and Yokomo.
- All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2023 had airsoft guns! These replicas were amazing. They looked like the real thing. Tokyo Marui even had a free shooting range.
- Plastic model makers. Tamiya, Revel, and Hasegawa had big booths. But smaller companies were there too. Kits dealt mainly with military subjects. Many of them centered on World War II.
- Many of the other models were science-fiction-themed. Much of it came from Bandai Namco and its Gundam universe. Their lineup had Gundam Next Future project, LINKL PLANET, Gundam R (Recycle) Project, and Premium Bandai.
What is photography like at this event?
- It is an exercise in patience. Because there are so many people, you often need to wait for the person ahead of you to get their shot and move on. And some of them like their photos perfect. Prepare to wait!
- Glare can be a problem. With so many display cases and shiny surfaces, light will bounce everywhere. Keep moving your camera around until it’s manageable.
I enjoyed my day at the 61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2023. It was great. Even Godzilla and the Back to the Future car were there. I just wish I had the space in my apartment to take up a new hobby!
Hobbyists in Japan should visit the All Japan Model and Hobby Show in 2024. It’ll be at Tokyo Big Site again, and the entry fee is very reasonable. I can’t wait to go back
What Fujifilm camera gear did I use for this event?
Camera Body: X-T3
Lenses: XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
How many companies attended the 61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2023?
Where was the event?
- Tokyo Big Sight (Halls 1 and 2).
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