Not to be confused with Happy Trade Christmas run by the Earth Day folks, this is another in the list of ethical markets and festivals that take place throughout the year at the Yoyogi Park Events Square.
If you’re looking for crafts, fair trade goods or eco-friendly organic produce, this is probably a good place to do some early holiday shopping.
Held in temples across Japan on February 3rd, this festival cleanses away the evil of the previous year and drives away any evil spirits bringing bad luck to the new one. Held at the Yakuoin Temple, beans are thrown into […]
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
Back in the Edo days, kites were considered lucky charms that help ward off fires, which were rampant at that time. Since then, a Kite Market is held annually on the Days of the Horse where kites are displayed and […]
After Japan re-opened its borders to the world, in the 1850s, many Chinese traders settled in the port city of Yokohama. Almost a century later, in 1955, part of Yokohama was officially renamed Yokohama Chukagai: Yokohama Chinatown. It is now […]