Crazy shiitake crane game out lets you win mushrooms by winning mushrooms that aren’t mushrooms

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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A UFO catcher that goes beyond plushies and figures.

Generally, the prizes for UFO catchers/crane games in Japan fit into one of two categories. There are the mainstream cute prizes, like stuffed animals of Disney and Sanrio characters, and then there are the otaku/fujoshi-oriented prizes, often figures or other trinkets of whoever the currently most popular anime characters are.

But sometimes you come across a Japanese crane game that’s stocked with items neither cute nor cool, but delicious, like the one we bumped into in the town of Izunokuni on Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu Peninsula.

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