Yukigassen the New Botaoshi?

November 02, 2011

You may remember back in May when we reviewed some very unusual sports that had recently drawn some attention, including a capture-the-flag-style game from Japan called Botaoshi. This video, which illustrates how its played, drew over 1 million views at the time:

Now, videos of another capture-the-flag-ish game from Japan might be starting to draw some attention elsewhere. Yukigassen (雪合戦) translates to "snowball fight," and with the white stuff already spotted hitting the ground on the East Coast of the United States, we may see this one continue to spread.

There are hundreds of Yikugassen-related videos on YouTube that have been posted over the past few years, but here's a video from Sweden outlining how it works: