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Prepare for a new year

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 31 December 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

New year holiday is the biggest holiday in Japan. Brothers and sisters, relatives, friends gather at this holiday. People buy much foods in late December to prepare for the holiday. 錦市場 Nishiki Market is the famous shopping street in Kyoto. Lots of people come to buy fishes, vegetables, meats etc.
December 30, 2011 @錦市場

OLYMPUS E-PL1s 1/80 second F/4.0 ISO 200

Please leave your comments.

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Oh yeah, everybody needs to get their soba and sake! Happy New Year

31 Dec 2011 6:48am

@Hans ter Horst: And 鯛 tai, if you're rich. Have a happy new year !

Z from Shanghai, China

Family and food, essence of the holiday:) Happy New Year to you, Hiro san!

31 Dec 2011 7:08am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Hope you're well prepared Hiro! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2012!

31 Dec 2011 8:28am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

;) happy new year!!!

31 Dec 2011 8:33am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is fine to see that.

31 Dec 2011 8:38am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice shot! 良いお年を Hirosan!! Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2011 8:50am

@Riccardo: Yeah, we say "良いお年を" in late December. And "あけましておめでとうございます" in January. I'm glad you noticed the difference.

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Best Wishes my friend for you and your family
Happy New Year

31 Dec 2011 9:29am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent street capture... Love the atmosphere ! I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year, all the best :)

31 Dec 2011 9:45am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This would be like Tokyo's famous Ameyoko, at Ueno!
I wonder WHY do people feel the need to gorge themselves like that at New Year's? As if there were no day following New Year's Day......
And...definitely...prices are UP this year!

31 Dec 2011 9:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Big parties to get ready for, this captures the atmosphere very well.
Best wishes for 2012 Hiro.

31 Dec 2011 9:57am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

La même effervescence à travers le monde entier !!
bonnes fêtes à tous!

31 Dec 2011 10:11am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

People smiling ... hope that what is to come will be better.! An image that puts me in a good mood ... A hug a friend and Happy New Year ... A hug, Adela

31 Dec 2011 11:13am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It looks like it will be a big party tonight Hiro! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012! ;-)

31 Dec 2011 12:51pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Happy New Year !

31 Dec 2011 12:58pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful image, and a Happy New Year to you, Hiro!

31 Dec 2011 1:46pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great perspectiv on the market and superb colors . All my best wishes for 2012 !

31 Dec 2011 2:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Tous mes voeux pour 2012 e tbonne année superbe iamge quelle couleur fantastique.
très belles fêtes

31 Dec 2011 2:10pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Happy New Year to you.
I hope 2012 is a good one for you...full of great shots like this!

31 Dec 2011 2:26pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wish you a great start of the new year. Your country has had a year to forget.

31 Dec 2011 3:27pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great shot. Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2011 3:31pm



31 Dec 2011 4:48pm

Twojays from Montana, United States

What a bright and festive place! What fun to just watch it all. Year end holidays and ritual are so diverse and rich all over the world. It's really very exciting and inspiring. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year Hiro.

31 Dec 2011 4:49pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice shot for your last post in 2011.
See you soon, next year

31 Dec 2011 6:24pm

Farzin from Bane-Kurdistan, Iran

great work
happy new year my friend

31 Dec 2011 8:06pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Love the lighting, great market capture...Have a wonderful New Year!

31 Dec 2011 8:28pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

you and your familie too, Hiro

31 Dec 2011 8:52pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

have a great 2012

31 Dec 2011 9:09pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

What a rich environment...my kinda market! Happy New Year to you too! :OD

31 Dec 2011 10:33pm