Flea Market | Kitano Kenman-Gu Shrine

Christmas Day, first thing, I go to the shrine at Kitano Kenman-Gu where they have a monthly flea market. I get there just before 9am as the stallholders are still setting up. The Japanese seem to prefer later morning starts so I wandered around the buildings at the shrine. Many people were making a morning prayer before proceeding into the the bustle of the market on the outer edges of the shrine complex.

The markets, once they got going, were busy with old and new wares, and food vendor of all sorts, incense, kimono, sweets, spices and all things pickled.