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Lucky Home: Where Bangkok hunts for treasures in Japanese ‘junk’ (Photos)

Is one person’s trash another’s treasure? Bangkok can judge that axiom inside a pair of nondescript warehouses in an industrial area near BTS Samrong.

For those who love sifting through piles of second-hand odds and ends, Lucky Home Samrong is akin to that scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but instead of hundreds of crates, there are tons of used electronics, instruments, cameras, and vinyl records – all imported from Japan by a secretive Japanese collector.

The place suits the most ardent audiophiles and hobbyists. Rows of sound systems and speakers are neatly arranged on shelves in the middle of a wide storage area. They range from the retro to the modern. Guitars hang on another wall. Instruments, and their cases, lay cluttered about another.

But what many will find most rummage-worthy are likely to be the rows of crates containing vinyl…

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