1. Shells in a sandbox
Even though the park isn’t close to the sea, you can often find shells in a sandbox. Why? It’s because the sand was brought from the sea. When we are small, we tried to find as many as shells when playing in the park. This is what we call “Kaigara-hiroi” in Japanese, which means Picking up shells.
Spiral shells (Lucky!)
Found on the ground
My Neighbor Totoro
Kids have fun to collect as many as acorns. Counting how many we have collected is also a big fun! It’s possible that you collect more than 1000 acorns if you have enough energy like kids and find fun in Donguri-hiroi. (The number 1000 is the one I actually collected in a park when I was small!!!!)
After a big event, you might find them on the ground…
Especially it is a big park where flea market, market or summer festival are held, there is big possibilities to find small coins.