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" Boro ichi ( The Junk Fair ) "

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The place was crowded with people coming to have a look and it was almost like a festival rather than a mere fair. Quite a number of non-Japanese people could be seen as well, looking interestedly at some Japanese traditional items and even buying kimono at extraordinarily cheap prices.
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This 400-year-old junk fair, held on the 15th and 16th of January and December every year in Setagaya, is somewhat like a Japanese-style flea market and is actually an intangible cultural treasure. The fair is called gjunk (or rag)h since it started out with second-hand clothing, tools and agricultural products, but now with antiques (some precious) and commodities, the area centering around a former feudal lordfs house is packed with more than 700 stalls and visitors.
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