Why is this kid swinging a stick around blindfolded?
He could be insane...
Or, he could be participating in the Japanese game of suika wari! Suika, for watermelon and wari meaning "to break".
Yes, much like a pinata the goal is to make a hole where there was none before.
Now you might be thinking, "yeah, but there isn't even any candy in there!", which would be correct. Consider though that a watermelon of this size could cost $20 or more!
Eventually someone got it.
This was a church party at our friends, Mike and Kazumi's church. Sorry Mike, you aren't in the picture.
It was a lot of fun!