Giant pumpkins entered in contest in Western Japan

NHK -- Sep 20

An annual competition featuring dozens of giant pumpkins harvested from across Japan was held on Shodoshima Island, western Japan.

The 37th giant pumpkin contest was held in the town of Tonosho in Kagawa Prefecture on Sunday.

Forty-six pumpkins were brought in from Kagawa Prefecture and other prefectures including Yamanashi and Nagano.

Some of them were so big they needed to be carried and put on a weigh scale by a forklift.

A pumpkin weighing 505.7 kilograms with a circumference of 419 centimeters won first prize.

The biggest pumpkin was produced by Hashimoto Dai from Minami Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture. ...continue reading

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