With daily temperatures reaching 30 degrees or more, summer has made its way to Tokyo. This is the perfect moment for SNG Summer course students and AFS program participants to discover the famous and refreshing Japanese game known as SuikaWari (スイカ割り) – Lit. Watermelon splitting.

SNG Suika Wari

What’s Suikawari ?

As its name suggests, the goal of this game is to split a watermelon. The player should do it with a wooden stick. It does sound easy but wait, there is obviously some additional difficulties… ! Indeed, the “watermelon splitter” must be blindfolded. To find and split the watermelon the player will have to rely on his friends only…and as you can see on the video it might get tricky !