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Setagaya Boro-ichi Market 「世田谷ぼろ市」

Boro-ichi Market is a Tokyo-designated intangible folk cultural asset dating back some 430 years.

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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.

boroichi market

boroichi market

boroichi market

boroichi market

boroichi market

boroichi market

boroichi market

If you’re not into shopping, walk around, soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy the street food…plenty of yummy things to try!

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boroichi market

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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)

 

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

5 Comments

  1. Girl Gone Expat says

    Looks like an amazing market, would have loved to be there in person!

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