Danny Choo is a guestblogger on Boing Boing. Danny resides in Tokyo, and blogs about life in Japan and Japanese subculture - he also works part time for the empire
Photo of a netted golf practice ground discovered in yet another uncharted evening after-dinner walk.
Golf is a popular and yet expensive sport to play in Japan - I'm guessing that its due to popular demand that one has to pay a bladder and a spleen to get membership to a golf club.
is a site dedicated to the buying and selling of golf club memberships. They list a price
of 65,000,000 yen
(about 698,586 USD ) to be a member of the Koganei Country golf club
Folks who have just laughed at the piffling 65,000,000 yen
should check the requirements
before laughing - no women or foreigners allowed - only Japanese males over the age of 35.
Folks here are so keen on the sport that you often see them practicing in public
You may want to read the rest of this article which has more photos and shows how balls get back to the vending machine in my Golf in Japan
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