We got to our market area , there were freshly made light brown tables waiting for us , really freshly made tables , you could still smell wood and feel sandy texture on the table ,it was so soft and smooth ..
We started setting up , and half way i was useless , because had no idea where / what goes , then i decided to go explore . Things to find in this market and around it :
1 . Crafts area to make them yourself for free
2.Silk factory building museum and n Vip tour .
3. Actual market place
4. Competition - scarecrow .
5. Hippie clill -out
6. Live Japanese music
Activity number 1 : Crafts area was ...
- Was making candles (They had old oil , children chokes and some kind of powder , to add and make it harden ,(I tried this and got little green candle with some smell oils in it - i chose peppermint )
- Painting of glass jars (They had lots of different jars and paints ready to go .
Activity number 2 . So i tried that .. Then i moved on exploring building itself . Turns out all this amazing building was old silk factory . I have never been in silk factory before .And by VIP tour i mean , on my own , to explore and even try everything .
I walked around in old dark brown corridors, with the little windows and green roof and felt like i`m in the horror movie or something .. Corridors were really long and had freaky colour mix .. Brown + greenish blue .. It felt like an awkward choice to me .
There were many different rooms , some still full with machines that make silk .In in all of them completely no visitors .,All doors were open and free to access . So i walked in and explored .These machines were stunning and could absolutely imagine , how it would be to see all workers around them ,To see how to make silk Amazing .
In building found even a little museum like room with photos and process of getting silk and funny thing is that no one would care . Japanese seemed absolutely used to it .
And lets not forget the ice-cream in the place : Asparagus ice cream ( I never dared to try it - too weird for me )
Activity number 4.And at the corner of the market i noticed scarecrows . Some of theme were incredible . There were about 15 peaces and every one was different , as far as i understood it was a competition and i have no idea who won , The best peace must be a snowman . It was so funny , looks like after a crazy car accident or something .Check the photo !
Activity number 5. Then i got back to the family market part and tried my hand in making crepes ( I wasn`t so bad , just to say )
At the end of the day (about 5 PM ) I met thi guy from one of the markets . His market was special , he sold these crazy sunglasses that would make you feel like your high when wearing , because he put some stickers or something ot top of the normal glass .Where to get hippie glasses i still dont know !
+ He was making a shisha and offering it to smoke just the on the spot .
+ He would cook a horse in a stew ..( I tried it by the end of the evening , and i must say it taste the same as beef )
+ He played this self invented music instrument . Which was something i never seen before , but sadly every time he played i some how missed it .
Very interesting character to meet .
Lovely day and completely strange / exciting experience !
PS.- " Gaiginj " means foreigner .
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