I’m conscious that nearly a year has passed since our last trip to Japan and I still have so much about the trip that I haven’t shared yet.
One of my favourite mornings was a visit to Kyoto’s Toji Temple for the monthly Kōbō-san flea market that’s held in the grounds on the 21st of each month. It was surprisingly busy, with a food-to-eat-now and produce market alongside the stalls selling both second hand goods and new products. I loved it! I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
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Approaching the entrance; entering; within the temple grounds
An area of prayer by a statue of Kōbō Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan and the head priest of the temple about 30 years after its establishment
Food vendors, to eat on site and to takeaway; I was surprised to recognise the man in the yellow apron and headgear from our trip the previous year, I remembered him being at Takayama Miyagawa morning market!
There were peaceful corners even amid the bustle of flea market day
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I love these photos. Especially love that so many ladies are wearing Kavey-hats 😉 x
Thats because Kavey wears Japanese old lady hats! Tee hee!
Do I get a prize for spotting ET?? ;o) Love those taiyaki moulds!
I’m glad you spotted him. He drew me in to photographing that box!
I would love to visit Japan. Hard to believe that in a place with such a distinct and different culture there are the most McDonalds outside the US – especially when you see this amazing temple photos.
It’s a land of incredible contrasts.
lovely pictures – such a world away and somewhere I would love to visit!
Thank you Nazima!
Fascinating, especially the dollies in the basket! I think markets give much more insight into everyday life in a country than the polished stuff in shops.
I am so guilty of not publishing travel pictures, I think you might have motivated me to finally deal with some of mine.
You should! Thats what memories are made of!
I love your photos here, it shows a little piece of a country that really interests me so much. You must have loved every minute of your trip and I am guessing you will be going back again. One day I will get there!
I would go tomorrow if I had funds!