Super Ball Scooping Stall

Parent and children playing at stall
Shot at Kakurin-ji temple in Shirokanedai, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A mother and some kids were playing at a super ball scooping stall

There were many food stalls in the narrow precincts of Kakurin-ji Temple, which stands at the junction of Sakurada-dori and Meguro-dori in Shirokanedai. It was a fair today. The usually quiet precincts of the temple were crowded with worshippers on this particular day. Some of the stalls were selling food, while others were playing games. The photo shows one of the game stalls, a super ball scooping stall. There were colorful super balls floating in a water tank.

As I was looking at the stall, a mother came in with her young child. The mother crouched down and showed the child how to play. Next to children who were listening to her mother's explanation, there was a girl who was staring at the floating super ball.

The equipment used for super ball scooping is almost the same as that used for goldfish scooping, and the cost of preparation and maintenance is lower than that of goldfish scooping. In spite of the low cost, the sight of colorful super balls floating in the water creates a fun atmosphere of a fair. I guess that's why. I feel like I've seen them a lot at fairs lately.

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Sep 2017 PEOPLE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

10290

Shooting Date

May 2017

Posted On

September 23, 2017

Modified On

July 7, 2021

Place

Shirokanedai, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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