With the New Year just around the corner, the Nishiki Market shopping street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, known as the ''Kitchen of Kyoto,'' is being visited by tourists and people looking to buy New Year's supplies. On December 30, 2023, the store was so crowded that it was difficult to walk in a straight line, and the voices of store staff and security guards echoed through the crowd, making it a lively place.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.