Kamifusen Balloons: Takoyaki
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This limited edition Takoyaki balloon set comes with two takoyaki balls, and octopus and a boat to put them in. A perfect gift for the foodie in your life!
Developed in the 1890's, Kamifusen (or paper balloons) emerged as a charming alternative to the rubber balloon.
Created by the wives of fishermen during the winter season with handmade paper, this simple toy caught the attention of Japanese manufacturers in the early 1920's.
For those unfamiliar with the Kamifusen game, the objective is to blow air in the paper balloon and keep the multicolored Kamifusen afloat by hitting it with your hand.
Made in Japan.