Tuesday, May 04, 2010
flea market tokyo style
Did you happen to see the Tokyo flea market snapshots on The Satorialist's blog a few weeks ago? After spying a Mottainai Flea Market sign in one of his photographs, I went on a google search to find out more and with a little research I discovered that the term Mottainai is a Japanese concept that represents not being wasteful.
Held in various locations, the Mottainai Flea Markets offer much of what you would expect from a flea market such as secondhand clothing, toys, knick knacks and the occasional traditional Japanese souvenirs. The Yoyogi Park flea market, held once a month, represents a young demographic of vendors and is my guess as to where this photo was taken above, although I could be wrong.
I wonder if The Satorialist will make it to our Melbourne Camberwell Market during his Australian visit. Hope so!
Image Credit: The Satorialist.