Japan – Takao Hoshijima, a farmer from
Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture (R) shows off a
mammoth pumpkin he grew that won the all-Japan pumpkin contest on Sept. 26. The
pumpkin, the biggest among 62 giant pumpkins entered in the Japan No. 1 Giant
Pumpkin Contest held in Shodoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, weighs 390.6 kilograms
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