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Ohajiki (おはじき) is a traditional Japanese children's game similar to marbles. It is played with small coin-shaped pieces also called ohajiki. The pieces are typically made of glass or plastic, although historically the game was often played with pebbles or go stones.[1] The game became popular as an indoor game for girls during the Edo period.


  1. ^ "Traditional Japanese Games". Nipponia. September 15, 2003. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
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