For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this interesting traditional Japanese game “Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい)” that is played at the local summer matsuri.
The basic rule is that the player scoops goldfish from a pool with a paper scooper called a “poi”. Players can take the scooped goldfish home in a special bag provided by the stall keeper. The game is unlimited, so players can scoop until their pois are completely broken.
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