來去撈金魚! 日本讓撈金魚大賽國際化 | Japan’s Goldfish Scooping contest grabs international visitor’s eyes

全國撈金魚聯盟與市政府從1995年開始聯合舉辦撈金魚大賽。 | Goldfish scooping competition, organized by the national goldfish scooping federation and the city government, began in 1995.
全國撈金魚聯盟與市政府從1995年開始聯合舉辦撈金魚大賽。 | Goldfish scooping competition, organized by the national goldfish scooping federation and the city government, began in 1995.

【看英文中國郵報學英文】今年八月十八日,奈良縣大和郡山市舉辦第25屆「全國撈金魚大賽」,撈金魚是日本夏季最受歡迎的活動。

The 25th National Championship of the popular summer festival feature – Goldfish scooping was held on Aug. 18 in Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture in Japan.

全國撈金魚聯盟與市政府從1995年開始聯合舉辦撈金魚大賽。 

Goldfish scooping competition, organized by the national goldfish scooping federation and the city government, began in 1995. 

今年大賽更加國際化,除了加上英文的大賽名稱「撈金魚世界錦標賽」之外,這屆的宣傳標語是「世界冠軍由大和郡山市決定」,且解釋規則的影片也加了英文字幕。

Promoted with the phrase “The world champion will be decided here in Yamatokoriyama,” the latest competition added an English subtitle “Goldfish Scooping World Championship” to keep up with globalization. A video explaining the game’s rules was newly subtitled in English as well. 

在開幕式上,大和郡山市市長上田清說道:「(撈金魚)是日本獨特的文化與運動,也吸引愈來愈多外國觀光客,所以我們希望讓撈金魚大賽馳名國際。」 

“ (Goldfish scooping) is Japan’s unique culture and sport. It’s also a means to interact with an increasing number of foreign visitors. We want to make this event well-known worldwide,” mayor Kiyoshi Ueda said at the opening ceremony.

大賽分成中小學組、普通成人組與三人組,今年有1850人參賽,包含了41名外國人。

There were three divisions in the contest: individual division for elementary and junior high school students, general and three-person. This year, a total of 1,850 participated in the competition, with 41 of them being foreigners.

撈魚在台灣也很受歡迎 (圖 / 翻攝自網路) | Fish scooping is popular in Taiwan as well. (NOWnews)
撈魚在台灣也很受歡迎 (圖 / 翻攝自網路) | Fish scooping is popular in Taiwan as well. (NOWnews)

然而,這次外國人各組全數落敗。 

Nonetheless, none of the divisions were won by foreigners.

上田清市長說道:「看來我們需要特別訓練外國參賽者了。」 

“We may need a special training place for foreigners,” the mayor said.