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At An Antique Market

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In mid-December the previous year, the author went to an antique market held in the International Forum square. When she arrived at the entrance at ten o'clock in the morning, a banner announcing 'O-edo Antique Fair' was billowing in the breeze. The square, surrounded by buildings on all sides, was mostly in the shade. There appeared to be as many as 150 stalls altogether. Once on her own, she decided to make the rounds of all the stalls beginning at one end. She liked the unpretentious atmosphere of an antique market. She liked the crowds and the stalls with their jumble of wares. She liked it because sometimes there were things that sparkle and stand out from all the other goods. She liked it because nobody needs a fat purse to enjoy it. People can have fun looking, buying and eventually using what they buy.

Keywords: antique market; International Forum square; O-edo Antique Fair; wares



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