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Monozukuri ART town (“Craft ART town”)

ものづくりARTtown
Area Central
Category Flea Market

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Monozukuri ART town ("Craft ART town") is an open market started in the fall of 2011. Although this craft market was only begun recently, it is held in the square in front of Kyoto City Hall two to three times a year. As the name suggests, you can find all kinds of paintings, accessories, clothes, stationery, and other goods handmade by artists and designers in this arts and crafts fair. The square in front of City Hall, where the market is held, is the widest street in Kyoto city, so Monozukuri ART Town enjoys a large number of visitors.

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We went to the 6th Monozukuri ART town on June 9, 2013. The market was fortunate to have good weather and a great turnout.

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(L) Baskets and trinkets woven from multi-colored thread.
(R) Oodles of cute badges with designs on them.

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These pins certainly fit the artistic image of the event.

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(L) T-shirts with fun designs for children.
(R) These t-shirts have a psychedelic flair.

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These are handmade ceramics: mugs, teacups, and cute porcupine paperweights, among others, line the shelves.

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A table filled with handmade stamps. The detailed work is superb.

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(L) Pouches with cute patterns. Great for gifts!
(M) Chick coin purses. So fluffy and adorable!
(R) Exquisitely detailed hairbands.

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(L) Lifelike pastry-shaped accessories, baked gold to perfection.
(R) Bags with laugh out loud prints.

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Stunning glass objets d’art brought in a small crowd to gather around them. We wonder how they were made!

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Bird-themed ornaments and postcards.

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Delicious-looking lunch boxes and cakes. Of course, they’re not for eating though :)

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There were too many booths for us to introduce here - 150 stalls in all!
If you have the good fortune of being in Kyoto while Monozukuri ART town is going on, it’s only a hop away, so please stop by and take a look around!

Address 488 Kamihonnojimaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市中京区寺町通御池上ル上本能寺前町488
Open 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Admission free
Refarence For details, please visit the following website:
URL http://monocro.info/arttown/index.html
Access Subway Kyoto city hall Station
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