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Updated: October 15, 2018
The Setagaya Boro-ichi flea market has been held since 1578, and is now officially recognized as one of Tokyo’s Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. "Boro" is the Japanese term for old fabric scraps, which were the main items traded at the market in the past. Today, there are about 700 vendors selling a variety of items, from daily necessities and accessories to toys and plants. While browsing, many visitors enjoy snacking on daikan mochi, a type of freshly-made rice cake. A number of stalls also sell antiques and used clothing, referencing the origins of the market.
Schedule: December 15-16, 2018 and January 15-16, 2019.
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