The Nishiki market is a covered street stretching many blocks in downtown Kyoto. It houses everything from fish to veggie to beef to chicken to crackers to clothing to a famous knife maker to... well you get the idea. i love walking this strip. the sights and smells are extraordinary. I always know i'll try something I've never had before when i enter the market strip.
instead of soaking in nuka (a rice bran ferment) these pickles are soaked in a sake leftover ferment. it smells pungent but i like the taste. I bought a small watermelon one. it's pictured in the back left.
i bought some saba zushi here. apparently it's the forerunner to sushi. mackeral and rice with a vinegar brushing and wrapped in seawead i think. i need to research more. I plan to eat it on the bus tonight. you can see the other one they had. its in the front center bottom and has a 1200 yen tag on it.