I’m finally over the never-ending cold (thanks for asking!), but I still haven’t been out and about with the camera this week. That means only one thing – another Japan flashback! I figure you lot don’t mind, my Japan photos always seem to get a lot of interest. This week’s flashback is of the amazing Nishiki Market.
Old and New
I’m not surprised my Japan photos receive a lot of attention. Japan is a fascinating place to visit. I think it is the strange blend of cutting edge technology and ancient history that makes it so interesting. In some parts of Japan it’s as if time has stood still, yet walk just a couple of blocks and it seems as if you are suddenly strolling through the future.
Nishiki Market is a celebration of tradition and history. It is a representation of the way things have been done for a long time. Sure, it has the inevitable tourist trap aspects that all places get once they become popular, but it also functions as a market. Nishiki Market has a history dating back centuries and some of its stalls have been in the same family for generations. It is a place that locals buy their supplies, and that is what makes it so fascinating.
Okay, I know #MySundayPhoto is only supposed to be five photos. In my defence, it is impossible to tell the story of this place in just five shots. I had about 20 more really interesting photos that I could have shared.
The Nishiki Market is a fascinating place and I highly recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in Kyoto. It is a great place for food (photos of our sashimi lunch didn’t make the cut) and a really interesting place to explore. Get there early if you don’t like crowds – the market gets busy!
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