Saturday, 28 April 2018

Y is for Yukigasson

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For my A-Z challenge this year I'm taking a look at sports. Olympic ones, ancient ones, weird ones and some just non sporting sports.  I'm not athletic or even particularly fit but there are some sports I enjoy watching and in composing my posts I've come across many that I'd never heard of.  Join me in a sporting journey from the comfort of your couch (or wherever else you're reading this) and thanks for stopping by.

Yachting came to mind when thinking of a sport for Y but it tends to be referred to as sailing. I had to delve deep to find alternatives but there were a few:

Yukigasson is the name for a snow balling game in Japan. Played with 7 a side the object is to hit your opponents with a snowball and eliminate them.  They wear protective gear and that's not surprising as the snowballs are made in advance so they must be like chunks of ice!

If you don't like the cold you could go to Manipur in India and try Yubi Lakpi, a football game with similarities to rugby but played with a coconut.

Or, if like me you're a bit of a couch potato, you could always whip out a YoYo for a bit of fun without too much effort required!


  1. I'll go with the yo-yo!! Yukigasson sounds brutal!!

  2. When I saw your blog post title I thought that there was no way there could be a sport called "Yukigasson." Turns out I was wrong. Doesn't sound like a game I would want to play :-) I'd much prefer to be yachting.

  3. Thanks for visiting my fff! Yes I've used the deck every day this week except Thursday when we had a full day of rain.
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Snowballs as an official sport - brilliant :-)

  5. One wonders how throwing snowballs evolved into an official sport, but there are always those who take their play seriously. :-)

  6. A yo-yo sounds a lot more fun.

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