Antique sale returns to Nevada City |

Antique sale returns to Nevada City

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques’ annual Spring Warehouse show and sale begins Saturday at 571 Searls Ave. in Nevada City.

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques will present its semi-annual nine-day only show through May 12 at its spacious antique warehouse. Each piece in the Kodo Arts show has a story and represents a fascinating glimpse into the soul of Japan. Kodo Arts searches the markets and auction houses all over Japan for unique antique furniture, home decor, garden sculpture, stone lanterns, lighting, art, vintage kimonos and architectural pieces from the 1880s to 1950s.

The owners, Jake and Yuko Costello, have been living in and traveling to Kyoto for the past 33 years, collecting and preserving Japanese culture. The Kodo Arts Warehouse is transformed from an antique wholesale and Internet business into a bustling Kyoto temple antique market atmosphere with a cornucopia of unusual and very affordable items.

The tansu chests are made with fine Japanese joinery and hand-forged fittings. Many were merchant chests and have secret drawers and compartments, and the kimono tansus are crafted out of paulownia wood. When a girl was born in pre-war Japan, a paulownia tree was planted and the fast-growing tree was cut and used to make the kimono chest for her wedding dowry.

This show is an opportunity for Northern California residents to become familiar with the aesthetic and simple beauty of Japanese design.

The warehouse will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Saturday.

For information, check out or contact Jake Costello at or call 530-478-0812.

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