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Wrinkle Tribute

(December Solstice - 0608 UT, 22 December 2007 +/- 12 h)

Jakob Norstedt-Moberg

The Main Square of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, at 07:08AM

Akila Ninomiya

"GARA-GARA", a Famous Japanese Lottery Wheel

Demachi-Yanagi Shopping Street, Kyoto, Japan

December 22, 2007 - 06:08 UTC (15:08 JST)

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Many shopping street is crowded lively at winter solstice.

The Demachi-yanagi shopping street located in the center of Kyoto is known as an old shopping street in Kyoto.
This shopping street was called "Masugata (means "Shape like a Measure Cup") shopping street" in old times.

It's necessary for the "FUKUBIKI lottery" end of the year.
When people shop there, the lot assistance ticket can be gotten.
And when people collect 10 tickets, it's possible to rotate "lottery wheel" once.
This shopping street provide for various prizes. Some people already hit the lot.

We usually call it "GARA-GARA" (this is named for the rattling sound when rotating.), but is there that kind of lottery machene in other countries?
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Lat: 35° 1' 49.12" N
Long: 135° 46' 8.17" E

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Japanese original text
冬至の頃は、どの商店街でも歳末の活気で賑わいます。 京都の中心にあるこの出町柳商店街は、京都でも古くからある商店街のひとつで、古くは「枡形商店街」とも言われていました。歩道の布石の枡形の意匠が施されているところからも分かります。



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