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past pachinko

As we know all too well, there are many kinds of balls in life.

Pool balls....


Ed Balls....

Currently the UK's Secretary of State for Children, School Dinners and Families.

And of course, pachinko balls....

Without pachinko balls, there would never have been any pachinko halls, as the pachinko machine would never have been invented.

Indeed, could THIS be Japan's oldest surviving pachinko machine, a contraption I recently found abandoned in an Osaka backstreet?

No, probably not.
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On Monday, 19 October, 2009, Blogger Tornadoes28 said:

Don't forget ben wa balls.  

On Monday, 19 October, 2009, Anonymous Invader_Stu said:

That thing looks great. I can't believe anyone would throw it out.  

On Tuesday, 20 October, 2009, Anonymous Mashu said:

Have you visited the Smart-ball pachinko place in Shinsekai, nearby Tenno-ji/Shin-imamiya? A decent sized hall filled with old manual pachinko machines, 100yen for a big pile of white pingpong-esque balls. Ridiculously addictive, and the prospect of trading the balls in for snacks is all the more appealing.  

On Friday, 23 October, 2009, Anonymous Ryan said:

Ed Balls! What a great and totally unexpected addition to your post! And I amazed that anybody would want to throw that out, it's amazing.  

On Saturday, 24 October, 2009, Blogger sofaloafer said:

Nice Article keep it em coming man  

On Saturday, 24 October, 2009, Blogger sofaloafer said:

Is their somwhere we can meet so i can cup your balls mr osaka man san ?  

On Thursday, 29 October, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have you ever played pachinko?
It's an interesting amusement spot just in Japan:) Thus, I recommend everyone to try at least once!

You can search information of pachinko!Search "pachinko-play.com" by Google:D
It's a nice web site.  

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