There are some interesting things to be found on Japanese TV, like a show in which a comedian goes into a Bikkuri Donkey family restaurant and orders every item on the menu then tries to eat it all while the cameras watch, or a reality show that follows groups of people who are given $100 to cover all their expenses for the month, to see what innovative ways they come up with for saving money. The other day I caught a variety show in which a group of different “talents” (the catch-all word for famous people who appear on TV) were playing a Japanese game called kingyo-sukui or “Scoop the Goldfish.” A staple at Japanese festivals, the goal is to scoop up a goldfish with a special net made of paper, and you have to be very delicate or the paper will break. In the show, one man came out in a small power shovel with a goldfish net attached to scooping arm, and demonstrated his great skill at scooping up a fish by manipulating the machine’s levers. It was pretty cool to see.
Kagami has caught herself a goldfish.