This bright red "Takoyaki" Japanese lantern is typically seen displayed outside takoyaki stalls all over Japan.
Takoyaki is one of Japan's favorite fast foods and is especially popular with kids and young people. Takoyaki are battered dumplings filled with sliced octopus. Takoyaki is made on a special iron hot plate and eaten throughout the year. Takoyaki is a popular snack at Japanese festivals and outdoor events.
The Takoyaki chochin is 33cm×67cm (13x26 inches) in size.