August 1, 2009
As Much Watermelon as You Can Eat/スイカ食べ放題
Today, I went to the Yairo Suika Matsuri (Yairo Watermelon Festival), held on the premises of the Einou Center of JA Uonuma Minami from July 25 through August 10, together with my two children and a friend of my daughter's. There you can eat as much watermelon as you can for 500 yen per adult and 300 yen per elementary school student or under, and there is no time limit! What's more, the watermelons they serve are not ordinary ones but are called "Yairo Suika", which is known for its sweetness and "shari-shari" texture (sorry, I can't put it into English!).
The sad thing is that we were unable to eat as much as we thought we could eat.