Sabae's Makoto Ichi Festival

Josho-ji Temple's exciting bazaar of antiques and food

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

On the third Sunday of every month (weather permitting), Sabae city and Josho-ji Temple are co-host to the Makoto Ichi Festival. It's a grand event with locals and visitors from near and far coming together to buy and sell antiques, and to eat and drink to their heart's content. The temple yard is huge, but it is bursting at the seams. Like most antique fests, this one has a fair amount of junk, mixed with some genuinely unique pieces. One nice touch is the number of people who dress up in kimono, adding to the atmosphere and fun. Highly recommended!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: Contact me:

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