”Watermelon splitting”, a popular game in Japan

Can you split a watermelon with a stick blindfolded? During summers in Japan, watermelon is a favorite snack and the game of watermelon splitting (Suika-wari) is a popular activity. Much like Mexico’s piñata game, suika-wari involves a person to be blindfolded and trying to split a watermelon with vocal guidance of the onlookers. The first person to split the watermelon wins and afterwards everyone enjoys eating it. Most everyone in japan has played the game and it’s popular at beaches, campgrounds and school events. Let’s play suika-wari on the beaches of Japan sometime! スイカ割り / ivva

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Can you split a watermelon with a stick blindfolded?

During summers in Japan, watermelon is a favorite snack and the game of watermelon splitting (Suika-wari) is a popular activity.

Much like Mexico’s piñata game, suika-wari involves a person to be blindfolded and trying to split a watermelon with vocal guidance of the onlookers. The first person to split the watermelon wins and afterwards everyone enjoys eating it.
Most everyone in japan has played the game and it’s popular at beaches, campgrounds and school events. Let’s play suika-wari on the beaches of Japan sometime!

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スイカ割り / ivva

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