IDPW: Kensuke Sembo, Yae Akaiwa, Niko, Shunya Hagiwara, Shingo Ohno, Chris Romero & others…

Internet Yami-Ichi

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



‘Internet Yami-Ichi’ is a free flea market where people gather and exchange “Internet-ish” things in real life. Originating in Japan, the first-ever U.S. edition of the Internet Yami-Ichi was the tenth such event, and the largest yet. Over 130 vendors exchanged and sold wares at Knockdown Center, a 5,000 square-meter former door factory turned into an arts space in Maspeth, Queens, New York.


The online secret society IDPW organized the first Internet YamiIchi in Tokyo in 2012. Since then it has travelled to Berlin, Sapporo, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Items on sale include glitch-embroidered clothing, Edward Snowden snow globes, and apps rejected by Apple. The Internet Yami-Ichi in New York took place during the first ever WWyW (World Wide Yami-Ichi Week), with simultaneous markets in Taichung, Taiwan; Linz, Austria, and Seoul, Korea.