Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pachinko Museum

The name Pachinko apparently comes from the onomatopeia of the sound of ball bearings hitting "Pachi-Pachi"

Apparently Pachinko started in the 1920s, possibly after viewing western proto-pinball (with no flippers) machine or maybe not.

This visit to a Pachinko museum comes up with some nice and outlandish designs from the game.