Commanding an 88% share of the market, Shizuoka City ships more plastic models than anywhere else in Japan. You’ll be amazed at just how many model companies, both major and minor, are headquartered here! Wooden models, which have since evolved to plastic, were born here over 80 years ago. Nowadays, Shizuoka is a mecca for model fans from all over. The city boasts a number of exciting model events and facilities, such as the Shizuoka Hobby Show in May, the Christmas Festa in December and Shizuoka Hobby Square, which is open year-round.
It is with regret we announce that due to the potential risk of further spread of the new coronavirus, it has been decided to cancel the 59th Shizuoka Hobby Show which was planned for May 13-17, 2020. We ask for your kind understanding in regard to this difficult decision
Organaizer:Shizuoka Model & Educational material Cooperative Association
On its public days, the Shizuoka Hobby Show venue also hosts the “Modelers’ Club Joint Work Exhibition,” in which modelers from all over Japan and the globe show off their masterpieces. At the same time, the “Modelers FriMa” flea market is sure to be a big attraction for modeling fans.