It seems some of the commenters took exception to this because of what turned out to be going on behind the scenes. So I take exception to some of the comments that suggested this was untrue or that I was being naïve.
Just like in real life, weaboos/otakus/whatever act like you should know everything about Japan like they do.
A market of this type is thought to have been in place in Lisbon since the 12th Century and the name Feira da Ladra was first mentioned in the 17th Century."along narrow streets perched on a steep hill and sells assorted junk, art, ceramics, used clothes, household items and antiques.
Now that everything has gone according to plan, you've come for your piece of the action.