About Us

A lifetime of experience

Tombo owners Brad and Ashlee met during the 1980’s and later combined their skills to establish Tombo in 2006. Tombo means dragonfly in Japanese, hence our logo which was taken from an vintage summer kimono, one that we still own. Brad has been restoring Japanese and Chinese antiques since 1989 and Ashlee has worked solely with vintage Japanese fabrics since 1993. Our store is in Fitzroy North, where we have a showroom for our finished products, and a warehouse where we undertake restoration of every item we import. We are hands-on in every aspect, spending close to 2 months a year in Japan, hand choosing furniture, fabric, and curios from city to country-side. Most of our items come from Auctions and household estates. We ship containers from our warehouse in the mountains just outside of Kyoto, directly to our Shop in North Fitzroy. In China we travel to Beijing and the surrounding countryside to select both antique and contemporary pieces.  

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