Tuesday morning, despite the high temperatures that suddenly rose after days of rain, we headed over to the famous Toaji Market, which happens on the 21st of every month. Toaji is probably the biggest flea market that happens in Kyoto, yet despite what you would think, the prices are ridiculously high. It is famously known for the antique vendors yet the prices are not like back home. Something that would cost back home $1, here it would be about $20.
Nonetheless I was extremely lucky to find a second-hand kimono for $10 with an amazing pink obi for $20. As prices usually start about $100 for the cheapest kimono, this was an extremely good deal although the kimono is quite old and has a few not very visible little stains. A Gaijin girl picking a kimono drew quite a flock of Japanese women visiting the market who made sure to give me their honest opinion on the best kimono for me.
We finished the day with the cheapest and yummiest sushi I have ever ate: $1 for a plate of 2 pieces.