All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2022

All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2022 was great fun. To start with, it was my first visit to it. I was very impressed. It only took up the 1 and 2 South Halls of Tokyo Big Site, but there was so much stuff. The event was every hobbyist’s dream. 

Anything they wanted was there. And what was there, I bet someone was there who could get it. People of all ages were there.

There are many arenas for it around the country. Actually, I hope to go to one in Tsukuba soon, so please come back for that article. It should be happening soon.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier model
USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

And then there were the plastic model makers. Tamiya was there. But others were too. Many of the kits dealt with military subjects. Many of them centered on World War II. Some were giant. The IJN Yamato battleship was 2 meters in length.

F-15I Ra'am fighter model
F-15I Ra'am fighter.

Many of the other models were science-fiction-themed. Much of it came from the Gundam universe. They were camera magnets! Everyone made a beeline for them. Bandai’s booth took up a lot of floor space.

Crown model replica assault rifles
Crown model replica assault rifles.

Many of their models were for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. It’s a new animation. If you didn’t know, the series has had no major productions for a few years. Fans will love the new models.

Tamiya Comet Tank
Tamiya Comet Tank.

All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2022 also had many guns! These replicas looked amazing. Many of them looked like the real thing. If you wanted a Kalashnikov AK 47, you could buy one. Or maybe you wanted to be Dirty Harry and need a Smith and Wesson M29. You could get one of those too. Of course, they had every accessory an enthusiast could want.

Yamato battleship model
IJN Yamato.

It was a great day. I really enjoyed walking around and looking at everything. If I had a larger apartment, I’d take up model building. Unfortunately, I lack the space. Maybe when I win the lottery, I’ll be able to do it.

If you are in Japan in 2023, you should visit the All Japan Model and Hobby Show. It’ll be at Tokyo Big Site, and the entry fee is very reasonable. I can’t wait to go back.

Special note about All Japan Model and Hobby Show

By the way, the event was photographer friendly. Every booth I visited welcomed cameras. But video was forbidden in a few areas.  

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