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Which Stalls Do You Want to Try?

Thank you for visiting our website. This is Yoko from iTWS japan.

A local festival was held at the shrine for the first time in three years last weekend. (There was no festival in 2020 and 2021 in order to prevent spreading of coronavirus.) We could see portable shrines everywhere. It looks like our city has come back to life.

By the way, when it comes to a festival, we can’t miss festival stalls. There are many kinds of stalls at festivals in Japan. I’d like to introduce some of them.

【Goldfish Scooping】
It is a game that you scoop goldfish using a thin paper scoop from a water tank until it becomes too wet to use. This is one of the most popular festival stalls.

【Shooting Game】
This is also popular stall at festivals. Using an air rifle, you shoot at targets. If you hit one, you win a prize.

【Yakisoba】
It is fried noodles with vegetables and meat. You can see them cooked on a large iron plate at festivals. Smells so delicious!

【Takoyaki】
Takoyaki or octopus balls is as popular as yakisoba. It is a savory snack in the shape of small ball. It contains a piece of octopus. Usually they are served with Takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise.

【Cotton Candy】
When you smell sweet, you can find a cotton candy stall. It is a fluffy candy made from sugar. Kids also like it a lot! They are often sold in a plastic bag printed popular characters like “Hello Kitty”.

Well, these are typical Japanese festival stalls. Plus, there are a variety of them. I want you to enjoy Japanese festivals and stalls.
Thank you for reading. Have a nice week!

Yoko Yoshida, a member of iTWS japan LLP
e-mail: yoko.yoshida@i3ws.co.jp

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