Friday, November 23, 2012

Hyakumanben Flea Market 百万遍さんの「手づくり市」

On the 15th of every month, the Hyakumanben Flea Market (Tezukuri Ichi) is held at Chion-ji, a temple near Demachiyanagi in Kyoto. Here you can find a variety of handmade crafts and goodies like dolls, bags, furniture, pottery and etc!

Adorable handmade crabs!
Crafted with Japanese cloth. Lots of the cell phone accessories and straps sold at the flea market are made with that kind of cloth. I don't know what it's called but you can recognize it by the texture and patterns!

Little bags, pouches and phone straps; all handmade too!

Handmade dolls/figurines; I got a bunny!
The maker is a sweet old lady who makes these during her spare time.

Black and white phone straps with interesting patterns.
I regret not getting these!

Handmade tote bags

Wooden beads, buttons and stuff to make your own accessories.

Colorful, cute little baubles! (And a baby)

The flea is held on Chionji's temple grounds, and it was rather crowded^^

More cute phone straps and accessories!

Lots of people come to browse through the selection of handicrafts.

Washi (paper)!

Handmade mobiles!

More handmade bags and even a yukata

Handcrafted stool and other wooden goods!

Handmade cell phone charms


Totes and wooden toys

More canvas totes.

To get there, at Shijo Kawaramachi station take bus 31 or 201 from bus stop F, or bus 3 or 17 from bus stop H. Make sure the bus is going in the direction of Gion/Demachiyanagi. Get off at Hyakumanben and walk towards this direction.  Just keep a lookout for the words Hyakumanben " 百万遍".

I wasn't too sure myself, so I followed a group of older ladies who looked like they were heading to the flea...yay gut instinct! You have to walk quite a bit before reaching the temple. The flea market is open from about 9am~4pm.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Everything looks so adorable! : D I am in love <3