OH MY! MATSURI
Oh My! Matsuri
This month's theme focuses on Japanese festivals.
Omiyage of the Month
Assorted Arare in Goldfish Pattern Drawstring Bag
We bring you this assortment of arare crackers in an adorable goldfish-adorned pouch to celebrate this season of summer festivals!
Arare (あられ) is a type of bite-sized crackers made from glutinous rice. This assortment comes in 5 different flavours; soy sauce, kobu salt, rich consomme, cheese curry, and sansho.
Kingyo-sukui (金魚すくい), or goldfish scooping is a rich and unique traditional game played in Japan during specific festivals in summer. As the game title suggests, you basically have to scoop as many fishes as possible from a larger container into your own smaller container. Once you're done, you can even bring home your winning bag of fishes caught during the event!
FUN FACT: There is even a city located in Nara Prefecture (奈良県) called Yamato Koriyama (大和郡山市), which is famous for cultivating goldfish. So much so that it has a goldfish as its own town mascot, and they even have an annual National Kingyo Sukui Championship held every year in August.
Are you feeling the festivities yet?
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