Team ASEAN in 56th Shizuoka Hobby Show

It’s always my dream to go Japan, and finally it gave me all the reason to be there – to display my work in Shizuoka Hobby Show. I joined under Team ASEAN,

Team of people with same interest, friendship bond even before the hobby show, some of us met and know each other from the Miniature Hobby show in Penang, Malaysia.

Our team is also listed in the participating clubs,

Shizuoka, the world capital of scale model, it’s the home of many scale model factory e.g Bandai, Tamiya, Fujimi, Aoshima etc. Shizuoka Hobby Show the trade show for scale model, it become a platform for a lot of plastic model company to showcase and announce their new products. The show usually last for 4 days, from Thursday to Sunday, with 2 days only open to trader (Thursday and Friday), and 2 days open to public and scale model clubs to display their completed works (Saturday and Sunday). The modeler club exhibition is on it’s 28th year.

Here is their website,

This year the show run from 11-14 May 2017, and was held in the Twin Messe Shizuoka convention hall, about 10 minutes drive from Shizuoka Station. Twin Messe Shizuoka consist of 2 halls, North and South. North hall occupy by scale model manufacturer brand, South hall half occupy by manufacturer and half are occupy by hobby clubs display.

The hall can be reach by various public transport from Shizuoka station, taxi fare around 1000 yen (depending on the traffic), Bus fare around 190 yen, but it’s kinda confusing on the route, it’s easier to take bus from the convention hall to the Shziuoka station, almost all bus stop at the station.

I was there on Sat and Sun, and i spend most of my time at the hobby clubs area, there are thousand of work to be see and more than a hundred clubs join the display.

This is the Team Asean booth. I missed out some entry, so sorry about that. Was overwhelm by the atmosphere that i forgot a lot of things…….


Here is my work on display,

It’s a big hall and full with displays.

Here are the works i manage to snap pic, there are still some i missed.

It’s very inspirational event filled with creativity. No competition can ever achieve such big scale of display. Great work from the communities and i looking forward for next year. 🙂

For the full coverage of the show can always tuned in to they done a very professional coverage of the trade show.