A pachinko is a Japanese game of chance, available in large and flashy parlors all over Japan. The machine is a kind of vertical pinball. The player inserts a 100-yen coin in the machine and receives two dozens of steel balls, which are automatically flipped up to the top and fall into holes. If the balls fall into winning holes, the player receives more balls. The player controls only the angle of the balls throwing. Accumulated balls are stored in large baskets, which should officially be traded in for various prizes but are in reality exchanged for money in small backstreet shops. This pachinko is named "Senryô Kabuki", literally 1,000 ryô Kabuki. It is decorated with the heroes of the dramas "Shibaraku" (left) and "Sukeroku" (right).

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