Photo of the Day: Goldfish Scooping

One of the most popular (and fun) activities you will find in a Japanese festival is the traditional game called Kingyo-sukui (goldfish scooping) The player scoops goldfish with a special scooper called a poi which usually made of a round plastic frame and handgrip, and thin paper on the frame.

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This game started in the late Edo period (circa 1810).

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