Liberdade Street Market

Feira da Liberdade: o Japão é aqui.

Liberdade Street Market: Japan is here. (Picture credits: Promotion.)

At Liberdade street market, located at the neighborhood with the same name, around 240 stalls offer a great variety of products, a large number of which is eastern handicraft.

The neighborhood of Liberdade is home to the Japanese colony in São Paulo, and the biggest attractions of the market are the traditional products like paintings and t-shirts with ideograms, feng shui items, clogs, bonsai trees and Japanese dolls – the geishas. The visitor can also find traditional paper lanterns (chouchin), handicraft lamps, bamboo blinds and origami art. Ornamental fish are sold in see-through plastic bags hanging on the stalls. In the food area, Brazilian as well as eastern dishes are prepared on the spot.

The street market has existed for almost forty years, and is one of the most popular of São Paulo. The market’s organization promotes various cultural events throughout the year, like the preparation of sumô, typical dances, and the Chinese new-year.

Service

  • Address Praça da Liberdade (Liberdade subway station).
  • Hours Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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