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Updated: May 17, 2019
Each summer, Edogawa City in Tokyo celebrates its rich tradition of goldfish breeding, a practice that began in the late 1800s, with a festival that features over 20,000 fish.
Try your hand at a kingyo-sukui (goldfish scooping) tournament, where your goal is to scoop up as many goldfish as you can into a bowl of water–without tearing a paper scooper called a poi. If you want to start your own aquarium, feel free to ask on-hand experts for advice.
The festival is typically held on the third weekend of July at Edogawa Municipal Gyosen Park, which is near Nishi-kasai Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and Funabori Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line.
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