This Sunday we visited a craft fair in Daisen Park situated in Sakai city which is in the southern area of Osaka prefecture. Despite being a rainy day there were many visitors to the fair and many stalls, mostly selling various hand made ceramic and glass goods. Their were some really well made items on display but most were quite expensive and so we only ended up buying a couple of nice hand made rice bowls, but it was an interesting place to visit.
After the craft fair we took a wander around the park, one of my my favourite pastimes! sometimes I feel as if I am old before my time and can imagine myself in 30 years time doing exactly the same things that I do now. The park is also home to Sakai City Museum, which charts the history of the area. The city is known for its burial grounds which are shaped like a keyhole (called 'kofun'), and contains on of the largest graves in the world, known as the 'Daisen Kofun', thought to be the grave of Emperor Nintoku dating back to the 5th Century.
Daisen Park craft fair.
Despite the bad weather the lemonade was still popular!
The park's inhabitants.