Friday, February 16, 2007

tezukuri (handmade) market

this was my second time to visit the handmade market in kyoto. held on the 15th of every month, it is on the grounds of chion-ji temple. called hyakumanben, its in the northeast of kyoto, near the university. an easy way to get there is to take the number 201 loop bus to the hyakumanben stop. and while you're there, i recommend the veggie/vegan restaurant peace.
i got to the market earlier than i had last month, and there were tons more people and vendors. i guess the time to be there is 9am-2pm. after that, vendors start packing up, although there's likely still plenty to see until 4ish. these first 2 photos are cute felt things: the top one is of key chain holders--popular in japan.

the second pair of photos is amazing felt jewelry by simsim, who uses various color palates to create exuberant pieces.

here are some more photos around the market:

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