With its solemn parade of "Samurai"...
And some vintage textiles:
Bundles of new and vintage silks, including chirimen fabric:
The sights, smells, and sounds of various vendors:
And, as last year, a few bargains on indigo dyed shibori:
A day like this leaves me feeling so satisfied to be living for a time in this fascinating country! We have made the decision to return to the U.S. in June, which is giving me that "this might be the last time..." perspective on outings like this. Bittersweet.