It is well known that the Japanese people are passionate gamers and gamblers, the most popular game is pachinko. In a pachinko parlor you will see people of all ages and conditions and, surprisingly, a lot of women. I was amazed to learn that, according to an official statistic from 2009, 1.6% of all Japanese women are compulsive gamblers…
With such a huge mainstream popularity, it’s only natural that the pachinko parlors can be found literally everywhere in Japan, many of them having buildings designed to draw attention. Here is one of the best known of them, the Green Peas Pachinko from Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Green Peas Pachinko, Shinjuku, Tokyo
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