First appeared during the Edo period as a children game, Kingyo-sukui - Goldfish scooping - is today a common attraction at the summer festivals, where it is played by kids and adults alike.
The purpose of the game is to catch as many goldfishes as possible, with a scoop called poi, made of thin paper on a round frame. The game is over when the paper breaks, and this happens instantly if you don’t know how to use it. The scooped goldfishes are usually the prize, but even if you don’t want them, it is fun to play…
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