Sunday, October 20, 2013
もみじ市 (Momiji ichi)
It was time to head back to Tamagawa yesterday for Momoji ichi, a lovely little market by the river. I went to the last one three years ago when I first moved to Tokyo. I really love this market and spending time along Tamagawa. So many cute booths, live music, workshops, and zillions of cute people in the cutest fashion. And yesterday was soooo chilly. People were wearing beanies and scarves and at one stage Mami-chan even whipped out her gloves! Only a few weeks ago we were all complaining about the heat and wearing summer dresses. The seasons always change so fast here.
Cutest. Mama. Ever.
Echigawa-san signing his new book.
Cute friends Mami-chan and Bisaiji-san.
Colourful crowds at the live music area.
There were little craft packs for sale. This one included all of these goodies. Love those little drawstring pouches.
Ah Japan and your cute signs.
A mini model of the various booths - a regular feature of Momiji icji.
Tupera Tupera's booth.
Buy your pasta on the left, wine on the right, and enjoy your lunch at these standing tables under French bunting.
Beanies and jumpers. Yatta!
The queue for this popular Tegamisha was gigantic. The colourful lunch plates looked incredible.
Echigawa family. Cutest couple on the planet.
Hand painted cookie boxes. I mean HAND PAINTED?!!
Write your favourite movie on a star.
These girls really made my day. When I bought some paper from their booth they bowed (for the longest time, one of them even put her head on the table!) and said they were '大大大 Hello Sandwich fans'. Oh man, that was so sweet of them! These cuties made their colourful paper necklaces and the booth paper bunting but explained that they were 'ぶきよう’(clumsy) which I strongly doubt. I hope I can see them again soon and make craft together.
Momiji ichi is also on today if you have the chance to pop over. Because of this rain, all of the booths have moved into the Tokyo oval area near Keio Tamagawa station so you can enjoy the stalls without your umbrella and mushy wet muddy feet.
Happy Sunday Sandwiches.
I'm off to my workshop at Wrapple tonight. Pop by if you're in Shibuya Parco.