Fukai Nihon 深い日本 - Shades from Japan
Japanese arcades are full of them, even in the larger ones there are entire floors reserved for them. You can really win everything from small toys, figures (among other models just released), clothes, things to eat, in short, really everything.
The UFO catcher is a structure where prizes are placed, to obtain them the player must be able to drop them into an opening, using a mechanical arm or claw crane, which can be controlled via a series of levers and buttons.
The concept of the game is therefore elementary: insert the coin, move the mechanical arm, wait for it to claw the desired object and observe it as it is transported and dropped into the collection area.
Japan is known for being a country that has "care" of consumer goods, intrinsic in society with reflections in some spiritual and religious concepts related to everyday objects, which other countries around the world are starting to apply.
An example of these "cures" is the recycling and thinking about it not only as a "good deed for the environment", but as a real "business strategy". Although this system exists in other countries like mine, it is not applied in such a "systematic" way.
Japan is a fascinating country, scattered with places that tell ancient stories tinged with mystery, among these we find an enigmatic and fascinating site in northern Kyushu, located near Nagomi (和 水 町, Nagomi-machi), a city in the prefecture of Kumamoto ( 熊 本 県, Kumamoto-ken).
Outwardly it appears as part of the local landscape but inside there is a complex of tunnels, called "Tonkararin" (トンカラリン). To it we can add another fascinating place, not very far from the tunels, the important burial mound of Eta Funayama (江田船山古墳).
The original Japanese mascots, or as they are called in the rising sun, Yuru-kyara (contraction of yurui masukotto kyarakutā) ゆ る い マ ス コ ッ ト キ ャ ラ ク タ ー are among the popular culture phenomena that most passionate the Japanese and beyond.
The term was coined by the illustrator and cultural critic Jun Miura in 2009, who didn't stop at the name alone, he was the one who helped to determine the fundamental components of the mascots.