It's the Cadillac of constructed formats, where Magic's oldest and most powerful cards come out to play. Unfortunately, those cards are also some of the game's most scarce, and therefore command a staggering price tag. That goes double for Japan, so you might suspect that Vintage would be all but ignored here. I certainly thought so, but the interest is here, and growing!
As evidence, TokyoMTG hosted a tournament on Friday. They didn't expect to meet their cap of thirty-two players, but the event sold out well in advance. The field ran the gamut from seasoned Vintage ringers to absolute novices. There were prizes for the Top 3 (Unlimited Mox Pearl to the winner!) as well as a Plateau given out to the highest-placing unpowered player, one whose deck featured none of the iconic Power 9.
In the end, Kazuya Shinmura emerged victorious. Take a look at this beauty.