This was my outing for today. I'm still a bit dozy from jetlag but I managed to unglue myself from bed for the 90 minute journey across to the other side of Tokyo Bay for this. It is an annual event and there are other flea markets so why did I bother going so far? It was the size that drew me. This is just one part of one hall.
The 'handmade' section was quite interesting as a fair chunk of it was what i think of as "sticking stuff on other stuff" craft. The actual name begins with a D...what is it now...Decoden. Nice explanation here. It is really quite astonishing what some people will attach tiny plastic food pieces to.
Not everyone was as interested in what was going on as I was. This guy seemed particularly non-plussed.
Overall it was really interesting and I picked up a few handmade tulips, some traditional-to-somewhere doughnuts and also doubled the size of my basket collection by buying another one. If you happen to be in the area at the right time of year it is well worth a visit although be prepared for massive crowds and the crying children that inevitably go hand in hand with this kind of event.