Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2011

We were visiting Tokyo the last couple of days to go to the Tokyo International Gift Show. Last week, one of our suppliers, San-X, invited us to come and meet them in person. So we decided very quickly, that we will fly to Tokyo to meet them. We booked the airplane tickets and the hotel a few days before the show and flew to Tokyo on the 1st of February. Luckily we got 2 tickets because it is Chinese New Year right now and lots of Chinese people are going on holidays to Japan. We spent 4 days at the gift show and walked for hours and hours to check out all the booths. We met some companies who we ordered from before like San-X, Prime Nakamura, Debika and Echino, and we found a lot of new contacts. There were so many nice products displayed and we talked to so many companies, we had trouble to carry all those catalogues we got with us. 😉
We even met Rilakkuma and his friends, Kapibara-san, Beggar Swindle and others in person. It is not allowed to take pictures at the gift show, only a few booths got a special permit to allow photos while the characters were walking around. Of course I had to take some pictures with them 😉

I met Rilakkuma and his friends!

I met Rilakkuma and his friends!

Kapibara-san and me

Kapibara-san and me

pink Beggar Swindle character

pink Beggar Swindle character

evil Beggar Swindle character

evil Beggar Swindle character

in front of Tokyo Bigh Sight, the exhibition center in Tokyo

in front of Tokyo Bigh Sight, the exhibition center in Tokyo

we had a meeting with San-X and had to take a picture

we had a meeting with San-X and had to take a picture

San-X's booth at the Tokyo Gift Show 2011

San-X’s booth at the Tokyo Gift Show 2011

lots of people lining up to register for the show

lots of people lining up to register for the show

entrance to the Gift Show trade fair

entrance to the Gift Show trade fair

Tokyo Gift Show

Tokyo Gift Show

Tokyo Big Sight at night

Tokyo Big Sight at night

I had to use this foot massage every night in the hotel, my feet were so sore

I had to use this foot massage in the hotel room every night, my feet were so sore

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