Tuesday, April 27, 2010

At the Flea Market with Rei, Tokyo p.1


Close comment

Detach comments



    April 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

    amazing images…tokyo is incredible

  2. Queen of Mayhem

    April 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love it! Especially the last girl. She looks so happy. I'm also in love with her t-shirt. :)

  3. Mari Pickford

    April 27, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I want to be there!!! Nothing to do with the Flohmarkt in the German town I'm living in!
    I'm really enjoying your pics from Japan!

  4. ~*caryn*~

    April 27, 2010 at 9:59 am

    The girl in the last picture, such a 'sunny' feel to her look and smile :) love her hat!

  5. Kazuko

    April 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

    i've been at one flea market in japan, and it was so freakin' expensive… anyways, lovely pictures!

  6. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Please enough with the japanese aesthetics I just dont get it!!!!

  7. C

    April 27, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I didn't know the Japanese did flea markets too! I'll bet there are some truly unique pieces to be found. The last seller looks great, all dressed up with her long gloves and red clutch.

  8. Catherine

    April 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I'm really loving your photos from Tokyo! Each outfit and person is so different from the next? completely unique style. Thanks for sharing!

    - Catherine at Littlehouse of Style

  9. Closet full of hopes and dreams

    April 27, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Oh, I just wanna BE there!!!! I love treasure hunting!

  10. michael edwards

    April 27, 2010 at 10:21 am

    hmmm, a flea market is a flea market, no? reminds me of the ones they used to have on 6th avenue before all the rental towers went in…

  11. Yoli

    April 27, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I'd kill to be there! You have me spellbound.

  12. The Photodiarist

    April 27, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Am so loving your Japan photos!

  13. ColorHater

    April 27, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Great pics :)
    It seams like I need to go there too :)


  14. Carole

    April 27, 2010 at 10:30 am

    it seems lovely. i want to go i want to go, maybe i also want to be japanese for a while ;-)

  15. In New York Paris Tomorrow

    April 27, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Absolutely love these.

  16. lintmag

    April 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Well, did you buy anything??? I love flea markets.

  17. Katie

    April 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Why are your Tokyo pictures in multiples (except for the Anglo-looking one from the other day), while everywhere else the individuals get their own entry?

  18. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 10:51 am

    If you can go to Kyoto, the flea market there is great too. In the 90s you could get old summer spa kimonos for 450 yen, or 3 dollars at the time.

  19. FlashFash

    April 27, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Fantastic pictures! Love Rei, she looks really cute! :)


  20. Davidikus

    April 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

    All these colours make for a wonderful series, especially those scrumptious blues. Well done.


  21. lumikha

    April 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

    i like the multiples! do multiples everytime! lol peas?

  22. The Jazzy Belle

    April 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

    So much amazing color in these photos!! I love the chaos!

  23. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 11:02 am

    the last one if beautiful.

  24. Comme Coco

    April 27, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Awww those boys!!

  25. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Style at the flea market.Everything is possible in Japan.Thank you for share it with us.

  26. Gianluca Senese

    April 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

  27. Ms. Bunbury

    April 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Lovely pics! Love the coloured atmosphere..msbx


  28. Breezy

    April 27, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I would love to see more of Rei, please! I just can't get enough of her amazing clothes and those little cloven-toe shoes.


    April 27, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Awesome photos! This flea market looks incredible. x


  30. satotake

    April 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

    welcome to Japan!
    How long are you going to stay?
    Good trip!

  31. Jennifer

    April 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I'm going to Tokyo in two weeks time. Any chance you could tell me where this one is located?

  32. NeNe In Style

    April 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    these pictures are so inspiring!


  33. Lisa Petrarca

    April 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    They seem to all be enjoying themselves! Love all the patterns, colors & styles.

  34. dkzody

    April 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I thought, for a moment, that was Yoko Ono in the first picture.

  35. KireiTsukino

    April 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    there are this sort of flea markets here in Mexico too but they're not just as chic :P

  36. Fernando Grilo

    April 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Excelent! It

  37. Misha Lulu

    April 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I wish I was there!!!!!!

  38. satoshi.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Wonderful composition!!!

  39. Takeru

    April 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Great pictures!

  40. thwany

    April 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    this is beautiful

  41. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    gotta get me that james brown doll!

  42. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Rei! I love her :)

  43. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I love the last picture, she is all dressed up, tee shirt over tee shirt, elegant black gloves and red satin clutch, nylons, and is… sitting on the ground.

  44. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Ah the wonderful universality of flea markets! Wish I could travel the world and sample them everywhere. Thanks for a glimpse into one in a far away place. The color and chaos of this one brings on that thrill of the hunt for me!

  45. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I've been to flea markets all over the world – this one looks great! Great pix – everyone looks very interesting and happy.

  46. Ganymede Girl

    April 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Great set of photos, the children are so cute! I imagine there are some incredible treasures to be found at the Tokyo Flea…


  47. Mehron

    April 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Is that the flea market in Sendagaya?! On Saturday?! I was there, so weird!

  48. jaine

    April 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    love the bobble head!


  49. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Love swap meets… some of my favorite finds are buried in the mass of stuff there…



  50. J.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    The photo with the children sword fighting is great. The kid on the right looks incredibly sharp and sophisticated while the child on the left is rocking a great colour combination!

    I wonder what their parents were wearing……

  51. princess glee

    April 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Ooh I have fond memories of a flea market in Tokyo where I found a skirt with the coolest print ever on it. That was 1981, I still wear it and it still gets compliments.

  52. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    The top photo looks like Charlize Theron shopping in Arrested Development…quality.

  53. be.aoi

    April 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    waaauuww..i want to be there!

  54. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Funny how it seems to be such an American affection…looks like the Japanese have once again mastered what we thought was ours alone and surpassed us once again!!

    RIP James Brown BODY HEAT

  55. Visual by Eveline L.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    The girl in the last picture is just incredible!

  56. Izzen

    April 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    i want tokyo. end of.


  57. Christina

    April 27, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    OMG…James Brown just made me laugh out loud! Thanks!

  58. Anna

    April 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Everyone's so ritzy hipster. its crazycool

  59. lobosbaa

    April 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    again… the american iconography in these pictures is so profound…

    the hippies/bohemians of the 60s and 70s/the musical references/the typeface of the flea market banner…

  60. men's t-shirts

    April 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Japanese 'vintage' shopping has got to be the best around!

  61. Jay

    April 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    can someone revognize which camera the lady is holding/using?


  62. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I want to be at that flea market!!!! I wish it was in Maine and not in Japan…
    Amazing photos. I love the kids fighting with light sabers!

  63. Architecturalized

    April 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    japan has a distinct culture..what makes it and its people so special, is their architecture and culture i believe…like new york, milan , london…its all about buildings then us being shaped by them..thanx for these lovely shots!

  64. Stacey Kay

    April 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Breathtaking! I am absolutely in love with these images! Makes me want to pack up right now and go there. LOVE flea markets.

    For anyone who is interested in more vintage clothing styles, check out my blog! http://www.goodwillhuntingg.blogspot.com It is my passion!

  65. Mariine

    April 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Really nice pictures. I love the colours and the happiness.

  66. Udayadity

    April 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    how vintage, bright, and cute! i love this! the little Japanese boys fighting with swords is adorable, those two remind me of my cousins. The clothes the others are all wearing is so (the best i can describe it) pretty, chic and fearless, it's hard to pull off cute vintage pieces like that. gosh, i wish my local flea market was that amazing…

  67. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Incredible colors and amazingly vibrant people. They even rock that James Brown!

  68. Thuy

    April 27, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I love this flea market. Wish I could be there!

  69. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    April 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm


  70. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    the man playing guitar on top of a heap of clothes.. i want to be there. its so amazing! everyone seems so friendly and happy.

  71. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    For a split second, I thought: "Yoko Ono???" And then a few frames further down and look…it could just about be John Lennon! Fabulous stuff.

  72. Joan

    April 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    How did you stumble across this flea market? It looks like such fun.

    Hello Dasein!

  73. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I just did a second view of all the flea market photos. There was something I couldn't put a finger on and now just realized what it is. Everyone in your photo is so slim. I hate to criticize my fellow Americans, but if you wandered around flea markets here you would never see such consistently slim looking people shopping.

  74. Amy

    April 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I feel like I should be playing a Beatles song while looking at this. And that is a good thing. It looks like a perfect day. Beautiful!

  75. Hanh

    April 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    These are the best, especially that of the kids at play. I'm a little tired of the pictures of consumerism at work, though many are taken with flair.

  76. Broadway

    April 28, 2010 at 1:02 am

    The picture with the two kids sword fighting has to be one of my all time favorite sartorialsit photoes ever! (already). I'm not even one of those people who sees kids and goes "oh thats sooooo cute". I like it for something else entirely, something which i can't really explain. There is so much about this photograph that I love, the poses, the toys, the playing, even the outfits and the background. That and i think it brings be back to a time when me and my brother played like that.

    Also love the pic with the guy and his guitar

  77. FvaD.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I <3
    My Sister lives near Tokyo, thinking of heading there soon, now !

  78. Cecylia

    April 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

    The girl in the last picture is stunning!

  79. Meera

    April 28, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I must say that I am absolutely loving and enjoying your Japan photos! Feel very inspired after looking at them…

  80. Vince

    April 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Some how the Japanese can make the ridiculous look cool

  81. Nickie Frye

    April 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Ok, that's it. I'm booking a flight to Tokyo right now!

  82. pinky

    April 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

    that japanese flea market was a treasure trove!!!
    thank you for sharing the images of so many beautiful and interesting people.

  83. Little Lovables

    April 28, 2010 at 11:15 am

    wow, what an amazing and colorful place!

  84. Gloria

    April 28, 2010 at 11:41 am

    What camera is she holding in the first picture? Does anyone know?

  85. hiromi iguchi

    April 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    amazing photos, look like you have been shot on films.. i love your work!

  86. DoReeNda

    April 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I love vintage clothes and the thrill of finding one-of-a-kind piece. I need to go to more in L.A. I also like seeing the different styles of people around the world. It helps to inspire my own.

  87. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 2:47 am

    The camera she is holding is a Panasonic GF-1 with 20mm "pancake" lens. It really looks cool at this shot!

  88. Asha

    April 29, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Does Rei have a flickr account? I see her with a camera attached to her arm in every photo. I'd love to see what she's shooting!

  89. Anonymous

    April 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I love the feeling of the two little kids. They really seem to reflect the spirit of series of pictures: fearless, fun, cute, eclectic, individual … I could go on and on! They are adorable! Also, that is one of the examples of the right photo at the right moment.

  90. November Grey

    April 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I dream of going to flea markets like this…



  91. Alice

    May 1, 2010 at 7:25 am

    They dress as if they were paintings

  92. Victoria

    May 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    wow, I love this pictures, specially I get impressed about the photocamara from the first one. Could you tell me which type of model or brand it is? it

  93. Anonymous

    May 3, 2010 at 3:06 am

    I really wanna know what kind of black boots that the guitar guy is selling~

  94. Poivre Monkey

    May 3, 2010 at 7:18 am

  95. cutty07

    May 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Great pictures!

    This brings back some great memories.

    I miss Japan, what a great place….

    It is amazing there, the Japanese people use fashion as an identity and do it so well.



  96. Beth Ruby

    May 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Great shots, love the vibrant colours.
    My favourite has to be the one of the little kids playing with toy swords though, what a capture!

  97. Daniela

    May 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hi I

  98. Kathleen

    May 8, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I've studied this series over and over again. They take me back to the 80's (Here I go again) when we used to go to giant flea markets looking for hip vintage clothing to spice up our outfits. We looked for silver Bolo's, thin ties, mens trousers and blazers, fedoras, cool pumps from the 50's, sexy vintage intimate items… And of course, red cowboy boots! We had so much fun and always made new friends. One day I met a man named Jimmy Rooster, he is a musician and old friend I've lost contact with. He introduced me to Iggy Pop and Brian Ferry's music.
    Wow, I miss seeing him. Old memories and good times.

  99. Hiromi

    May 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Great pictures! I really miss Tokyo!

  100. SwtMsT

    May 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Tokyo is the best! Everyone is dressed to their own perfection<3

  101. uyenng

    May 12, 2010 at 7:32 am

    wow its sunnier then expected :) so much colour!

  102. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I love the colours in these photos!

  103. blog de mode

    February 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    j’adore ce blog!

  104. gintoki

    May 24, 2012 at 5:44 am

    love tokyo

  105. Simone Fraser

    November 3, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I think the word ‘cute’ was invented for Rei.

Leave a comment

Related posts