Boro-ichi Market is a Tokyo-designated intangible folk cultural asset dating back some 430 years.
The market started out in the 1570s and has evolved from “free market” (taxes were removed to boost the economy) to a farmers’ equipment market and the current market with food, toys, antiques, pottery, used kimonos (at surprisingly low prices) and bonsai. Hundreds of vendors (an estimated 750) set up their stands and lay out their goods.
If you’re not into shopping, walk around, soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy the street food…plenty of yummy things to try!
Boro-ichi Market will be held again next week on January 15th (Thursday) and 16th (Friday), 2015
Boro-ichi Market: Kamimachi Station (Tokyu Setagaya line)
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